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April 2016 Issue | by Gao Min, Yang Di, Liu Ziqian | Migrant Children

Unintended Consequences

An admissions policy that keeps most migrant children from enrolling in Beijing schools has pushed many to leave their families for boarding schools in surrounding areas, effectively creating an “education belt,” to the chagrin of overstretched public schools and the delight of thriving private ones

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May 2015 Issue | by Yang Di | International Education


Will joint programs between China’s public high schools and foreign institutions help reform the country’s education system, or simply prove to be yet another privilege restricted to the children of the wealthy?

November 2014 Issue | by Du Guodong, Yang Di | Drugs Crackdown


China’s recent high-profile crackdown on drugs has won the country’s narcotics police some positive publicity, but increasingly sophisticated smuggling methods and the rise of new synthetic drugs pose an unprecedented challenge to law enforcement

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October 2014 Issue | by Yang Di | Ludian Quake

Unpredictable, Not Unavoidable

Funding shortfalls on housing renovation projects in rural areas, coupled with a lack of basic earthquake safety education, are to blame for the heavy casualties in Yunnan Province’s earthquake zone

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September 2014 Issue | by Yang Di | Ruan Yisan


NewsChina meets with Ruan Yisan, hailed as one of China’s most important conservationists who has been responsible for saving countless historic towns and sites from the wrecking ball

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August 2014 Issue | by Yang Di, Yuan Ye | Cults


The brutal and unprovoked murder of a woman, in public, by members of a fringe religious group, has resulted in renewed media interest in China’s underground “cults”

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May 2014 Issue | by Yang Di | Child Labor


China’s ongoing poverty problem continues to thwart efforts to eradicate child labor

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February 2014 Issue | by Yang Di | IOUs

Trust Trip

Embarking on a three-month car journey around China without handing over a single cent of currency, one solitary traveler chose to question China’s so-called “trust crisis”

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January 2014 Issue | by Yang Di | Fireflies

Fading Lights

For those who grew up under the bright lights of China’s bustling cities, fireflies are the stuff of fairy tales. Fu Xinhua, a firefly expert, is working to put them back in the spotlight

January 2014 Issue | by Sun Zhe, Yang Di | Hospital Attack

Inevitable Brutality

The vicious murder of a doctor in a Zhejiang hospital shows the multiple failings in China’s healthcare system

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August 2013 Issue | by Yang Di | Gold in Ghana

Paying the Price

Thousands of illegal Chinese gold miners in Ghana have been ejected in the country’s crackdown on foreign migrants

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July 2013 Issue | by Yang Di | Wrongful Conviction

A Lost Decade

The overturning of a number of wrongful convictions that led to innocent people being jailed, sometimes for decades, has thrown a harsh spotlight on the Chinese police’s routine use of torture to extract false confessions

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