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May 2016 Issue | by Li Teng, Du Guodong | Chen Man

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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March 2016 Issue | by Li Teng, Yuan Ye | Calligraphers Association

Graphical Graft

Controversies surrounding one of China’s largest artist associations, the China Calligraphers Association, have sparked calls for its disbandment

February 2016 Issue | by Li Teng | Eco Park

RUSH JOB

The Tianjin government’s haste to build an ecological park on the site of the port city’s deadly August blast has generated safety concerns and criticism over the memorial’s design

October 2015 Issue | by Li Teng | Administrative Procedure Law

The Power to Sue

China’s new administrative litigation law has made it easier for private citizens to sue the government, but it has shown little effect in curbing abuse of power

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August 2015 Issue | by Li Teng, Wang Yan | Environmental Assessment Racket

IN NATURE’S NAME

Government officials have been caught profiting from composing fabricated environmental assessment reports, a practice that the Ministry of Environmental Protection has finally vowed to curb. NewsChina speaks to whistleblowers who claim that the problem goes far deeper than the government has so far admitted

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TROTSKY IN CHINA

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What do Chinese People Want?

“I wish I could do what you do.”…[More]

THE HERMIT HUNTER

A student of Buddhism with a keen interest in China’s…[More]

Prize Fighter

Elevated into the State-approved pantheon of great Chinese writers thanks to…[More]

Dams in Distress

In 1975, over 60 dams collapsed after a rainstorm in Zhumadian city, Henan…[More]

Pathologically Politicized

Practitioners at all levels concur that “messy” is the word that…[More]

HIVE MINDED

China’s indigenous honey bee is under threat from both environmental…[More]

The New Class

China’s growing online education market has attracted the attention of…[More]

Exam Boot Camp

A middle school in Anhui province has earned a reputation for…[More]

From Stall to Mall

Taobao’s shift towards a business-to-consumer model has come at a…[More]

In Whose Court?

The failure of the country’s administrative litigation system has prompted…[More]

Tradition on Trial

After Confucianism made the maintenance of inequality between the sexes fundamental…[More]

Inevitable Brutality

The vicious murder of a doctor in a Zhejiang hospital shows…[More]

Progress or Pornography?

A new sex education primer aimed at elementary school-age children has…[More]

Graft Breeds Graft

The gap between the investigation and prosecution of official corruption cases…[More]

Problem Solved?

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

Saving Nature

The concept of animal welfare is yet to be widely acknowledged…[More]

Who Cares?

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

BEWILDERING

A 74-year-old man surnamed Xie from Shenyang, Liaoning Province was duped out of 420,000 yuan (US$69,342), despite bank employees’ efforts to…[More]

ANGRY

A policeman pulled his gun to dissuade villagers from stealing oranges…[More]

An Avoidable Tragedy

Poor city planning and lax safety regulations turned a minor gas…[More]

Mean Streets

The chengguan system has become the most visible symptom of a…[More]

How do Chinese people live?

So, the bottom line is that Beijing is an expensive place.…[More]

Back in Action

After stagnating for 10 years, China’s SOE reform has fired up…[More]

THE HANGING DEAD

The hanging coffins of the Bo people, a Chinese ethnic minority…[More]

AMUSING

Wang Xun, an archeologist with Peking University, arranged the bones of…[More]

Trust Trip

Embarking on a three-month car journey around China without handing over…[More]

Fading Lights

For those who grew up under the bright lights of China…[More]