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April 2016 Issue | by Long Longfei, Wang Yan, Chen Wei | Guanxi Necropolis

Tomb of a Lost Emperor?

A four-year archeological dig in southern China has unearthed what is believed to be the 2,100-year-old burial site of one-time emperor, the first Marquis of Haihun

April 2016 Issue | by Wang Yan | Guanxi Necropolis

The Pain of Preservation

The excavation of the ancient tomb of a nobleman believed to be one-time emperor the Marquis of Haihun is providing China with an opportunity to showcase its latest breakthroughs in the field of conservation

Photo by Wang Fei

March 2016 Issue | by Wang Yan | Winter Pollution


Beijing’s first two “red alerts” for pollution highlight the city’s infamous winter smog, which is mainly caused by indoor heating and vehicle exhaust fumes, neither of which can be mitigated in the short term

Photo by Xinhua

February 2016 Issue | by Wang Yan | Climate Change

Changing Attitude

Six years after Copenhagen, China’s official stance on its own responsibility in the fight against climate change has experienced a sea change

February 2016 Issue | by Wang Yan | Climate Change

Words Into Action

NewsChina interviews Liu Zhenmin, vice minister of foreign affairs and deputy head of the Chinese delegation in Paris, to find out what China’s role was in breaking the decades-long deadlock, which many blamed in part on recalcitrance in Beijing and Washington

Photo by CNS

January 2016 Issue | by Wang Yan | Nobel Prize

Breaking Through

While much of the theory behind traditional Chinese medicine is in conflict with Western science, practitioners keep trying to modernize the industry in order to meet the standards of the global market

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December 2015 Issue | by Wang Yan | Carbon Trading


Regarded as one of China’s major initiatives to combat climate change, the plan to implement a national carbon trading scheme by 2017 is still facing a lot of uncertainty

Photo by Zhou Guangxue

November 2015 Issue | by Wang Yan | Yellow River

Changing Course

The pilot phase of a grand resettlement project affecting more than 1.2 million people living along the Yellow River has begun in Henan Province, but the scheme’s necessity is being called into question by a few outlying researchers

Photo by IC

November 2015 Issue | by Wang Yan | Tianjin Blast

When The Smoke Clears

After the August 12 chemical blast in Tianjin shook the nation, both local and national environmental protection departments rushed to contain its ecological impact. Yet addressing the extent of the devastation and managing the long-term environmental effects remains a huge challenge

September 2015 Issue | by Wang Yan | National Studies

Back to Our Roots

A nationwide craze for studying traditional Chinese philosophy and culture has brought the Confucian classics and traditional arts back into the limelight decades after being expunged from Chinese academia. NewsChina explores how this trend started, and how much further it may grow

September 2015 Issue | by Wang Yan | National Studies

Looking Forward

According to Beijing Normal University’s Professor Xu Yong, national confidence comes from its cultural prosperity and revitalization, and he is sure the revival of “national studies” is a big step forward

September 2015 Issue | by Wang Yan | National Studies

Rough Road Ahead

The comeback of traditional Chinese studies has stirred up controversies because of a lack of regulations and resources. In a modern context, reviving classical Chinese culture is easier said than done

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