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October 2015 Issue | by Han Yong | Environmental Index

Measuring Up

Following a policy pledge to protect the country’s environment from irresponsible developers, China’s leadership is trying to set up a “green index” to hold officials accountable for environmental damage that occurs on their watch

December 2014 Issue | by Han Yong | EMBAs

School’s Out For Officials

A ban preventing government officials from attending executive training programs will likely put an end to classroom romances between officials and entrepreneurs

Photo by Wang Dong

September 2014 Issue | by Huang Wei, Han Yong | 1984


The year 1984 marked China’s first big step toward a commodity-based – rather than a centrally planned – economic system. NewsChina looks into how market economics, long painted as the defining attribute of the capitalist system, began its journey into China’s socialist economy, with the support of then paramount leader Deng Xiaoping

Photo by Xinhua

July 2014 Issue | by Xie Ying, Han Yong | Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei

Better Together

The “synergistic” development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei has been on the agenda for some time, but its viability depends on whether or not the central government can balance the respective interests of the three regions

Photo by Zhu Guangzhi/Xinhua

May 2014 Issue | by Han Yong | Economic Crime


China seems to be quietly abolishing its infamously severe punishments for white-collar crime

Photo by Xinhua

April 2014 Issue | by Han Yong | South China Sea

Making Up the Rules

Renewed tension in South China Sea comes amid speculation over the possibility of China declaring its second ADIZ

Photo by Li Qiang

September 2013 Issue | by Han Yong | Private Property

The Perils of a Red Hat

For 16 years, private entrepreneur Hou Ruichang has been trying to wrestle ownership of his business back from the State, exposing the shaky foundations on which the country’s earliest private companies are built

Photo by CFP

September 2013 Issue | by Han Yong | Corruption

Graft Breeds Graft

The gap between the investigation and prosecution of official corruption cases casts doubt on the government’s ability to bring the bad to book

Photo by CFP

April 2013 Issue | by Han Yong | Retirement Care

Old Folks, New Digs

As China’s senior citizens warm to the idea of paying for a comfortable retirement, the country’s nursing home industry may be on the verge of a boom

Photo by Getty

April 2013 Issue | by Han Yong | Investment

Telling Fortunes

NewsChina gets down to brass tacks with Forbes China editor-in-chief Zhou Jiangong and top Hurun researcher Rupert Hoogewerf to ask which sectors are worth banking on in the Year of the Snake

Photo by cfp

February 2013 Issue | by Han Yong | Pivot to Asia

Here Be Dragons

As China’s fragmented maritime agencies struggle to enforce an equally chaotic and conflicting set of ambiguous laws, there may be a change in the wind

Photo by Xinhua

October 2012 Issue | by Xie Ying, Han Yong | Nuclear Restart

Willing, Yet Unable

China’s civilian nuclear program is edging toward a full restart, ending the moratorium imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. But can the country train enough qualified engineers to operate the dozens of new reactors the government has pledged to build?

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