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Xu Tian

June 2016 Issue | by Li Jia, Xu Tian | Urbanization

Changing Hands

Chen Xiwen, one of China’s most prominent specialists on rural affairs, strongly opposes recent proposals to overturn China’s land ownership system and allow urbanites to buy the rural residential land left unattended by migrant workers

Photo by CNS

February 2016 Issue | by Xu Tian, Xie Ying | Inaugural Cross-Straits Talks

Branches Divided

Unbeknownst to many, the Chinese mainland authorities held a series of indirect talks with Taiwan concerning potential reunification in the 1950s and 1960s

Courtesy of the interviewees

January 2016 Issue | by Xu Tian | 1972 Student Exchange

A Taste of London Fog

At the height of the Cultural Revolution, a small band of rural Chinese students were hand-picked to study abroad in the UK, making them young ambassadors at a time when China’s doors were still closed to the West

June 2014 Issue | by Xu Tian | Chiang Kai-shek


How a biography of Chiang Kai-shek, commissioned by Chairman Mao, might be one of the greatest stories never told on the Chinese mainland

March 2014 Issue | by Wang Yan, Xu Tian | Finless Porpoise

Only One Chance

Scientists and conservationists continue to struggle to save the critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise

Photo by FOTOE

March 2014 Issue | by Xie Ying, Xu Tian | The One Child Policy

One for All

Despite being one of China’s longest-running national policies, the One Child Policy has been bitterly contested since it was first implemented in 1980. NewsChina looks into the policy’s inception, and how it has changed with the times

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