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April 2014 Issue

Commentary | by Ryan McElveen, Cheng Li

The Future of the Chinese Middle Class

The Party is now aware that in order to create a genuinely prosperous and stable society it can no longer sideline the aspirations of the consumer class

Editorial | by News China Magazine

Addressing air pollution needs a comprehensive approach

The root cause of air pollution is embedded within China’s growth model

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Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Cross-Straits Relationship


A historic meeting between officials from Taiwan and the mainland, though lacking concrete outcomes, marks an important step toward normalizing relations

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Politics | by Li Jia | Rural Reform


The No.1 resolution recently issued by the central government is designed to be a solution to the No.1 issue facing China: food security

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Economy | by Yu Xiaodong | Mobile Internet

Handheld Revolution

Mobile Internet, an area expected to grow exponentially in China, is rapidly revolutionizing a broad range of industries, the economic landscape, and people’s lives

Economy | by Chen Jiying, Xu Zhihui | Mobile Internet

Digital Warfare

As smartphones continue to outpace personal computers in user number growth, China’s IT giants are racing to redefine their territory in the mobile Internet market

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Economy | by Zhou Zhenghua, Xie Ying | Mobile Internet


As the companies behind smartphone applications continue to pressurize China’s traditional telecom businesses, mobile carriers are faced with the challenge to either evolve or die

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Society | by Sun Zhe | Population Control


Beijing plans to further tighten its ineffective population control measures, but more drastic policy changes may be needed

Society | by Xi Zhigang, Du Guodong | China Coast Guard


China’s new coastguard has finally begun operations in some of Asia’s most contested maritime zones. Will the new agency be up to the challenge?

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Society | by Min Jie | Xinjiang Violence


Unprecedented policies in Xinjiang in response to a spate of terrorist attacks in the region hint at a strategic shift

International | by Cai Rupeng, Li Jia | Xi in Sochi


Is China quietly changing its official foreign policy of non-alignment? If so, will Russia prove to be the friend, and more importantly, even the ally, China needs?

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International | 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

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