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January 2016 Issue | by Liu Ziqian | Anti-graft Watchdog

Cleaning House

In its sweeping anti-corruption campaign, China’s top anti-graft watchdog is having to look in its own backyard

August 2015 Issue | by Liu Ziqian | Yu Jianrong

Beneath the Stage

Government critic Yu Jianrong studies China’s most sensitive issues while managing to avoid drawing too much attention to himself

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April 2015 Issue | by Shi Guanglin, Liu Ziqian | Police Crisis


The terrorist attack in March 2014 has left Kunming’s security forces overstretched. With front-line police officers under enormous pressure, authorities are adopting more holistic management methods

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April 2015 Issue | by Liu Ziqian | Wang Hao


Over his 18-year professional career, ping pong player Wang Hao won 18 world championships, but never claimed an Olympic gold medal, despite making it to the final three times. Is his surprise retirement, one year before the 2016 Olympics, a decision made in regret or relief?

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November 2014 Issue | by Liu Ziqian | Narcotics Officer


Half of China’s illicit drugs enter the country via Yunnan Province, keeping the province’s narcotics force on their toes. NewsChina speaks to a Yunnan drug detective about the double-life of an undercover narc

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July 2014 Issue | by Liu Ziqian | Public Opinion

Web Watchers

NewsChina meets the government workers charged with analyzing and “managing” public opinion on China’s Internet

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March 2014 Issue | by Du Guodong, Liu Ziqian | Babaoshan Cemetery


Babaoshan Cemetery, Beijing’s answer to Arlington and the resting place for countless revolutionaries, has a long waiting list for new interments

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February 2014 Issue | by Su Xiaoming, Liu Ziqian | Qingdao Explosion

An Avoidable Tragedy

Poor city planning and lax safety regulations turned a minor gas leak into a lethal catastrophe, yet the authorities have taken every step possible to evade blame

February 2014 Issue | by Liu Ziqian, Han Yong | Legal Reform


Both China’s judiciary and the police have taken initiatives to curb the widespread use of torture. But more, it seems, is needed

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January 2014 Issue | by Liu Ziqian | Bo Xilai Trial

The Lawyer’s Story

Wang Zhaofeng, a veteran lawyer, got the shock of his life when he was asked to represent disgraced former Politburo member Bo Xilai at the trial of the decade

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June 2013 Issue | by Liu Ziqian | Labor Rights

State of the Union

Lacking real independence and expertise, one of China’s first elected labor union leaders faces dismissal after a vote of no confidence

February 2013 Issue | by Chen Tao, Liu Ziqian, Zeng Jianzhong | Tomb Demolition

Grave Misconduct

A controversial campaign to reclaim farmland by demolishing family tombs is in full swing in rural Henan Province

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