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April 2016 Issue

Editorial | by News China Magazine

China needs a comprehensive approach to addressing demographic challenges

The government should consider completely liberalizing the family planning policy to allow people, married or unmarried, to decide how many children they want to have.

Commentary | by Min Jie

China needs to broaden its scope to stabilize the real estate industry

Recent efforts to shrink inventories of unsold real estate can only work in the short term

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Politics | by Xi Zhigang | Military Reform

The Top’s Priorities

In the wake of a high-profile pledge from Xi Jinping in November, details of China’s ambitious military reform program aimed at turning the PLA into a modern army have gradually been unveiled

Politics | by Wang Shan | Hukou Reform

Points Of No Return

The Beijing municipal government has issued a draft regulation offering the chance to obtain permanent residence, or hukou, to the city’s vast number of migrants. Few, however, are likely to make the grade

Culture | 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

Culture | 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

International | by Li Jia | Middle East

View from China

Shifts in regional power and pride add fuel to the growing fire raging between Saudi Arabia and Iran, in the eyes of Chinese analysts. The old game will continue, but the long-standing foes will not come to blows

International | by Li Jia

China’s Middle East Agenda

Islamic State (IS) has put China on its long list of target countries after claiming “infringement of Muslim rights”, and has included Xinjiang on the map of IS’s envisioned ‘future caliphate.’

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International | by Yu Xiaodong | US-ASEAN Summit

Long Shot

Despite all parties failing to adopt a tough, united stance against China at the most recent US-ASEAN summit, the meeting nonetheless reflects a long-term trend of developing ties between the US and its Asian partners

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Society | by Wang Shan, Xie Ying | Cloned Meat

Sci-fi No More

Some scientists say cloned meat is the answer to Chinese consumers’ voracious appetite for beef, but safety concerns and high costs remain two major hurdles they need to overcome before cloned beef will grace the dinner table

Photo by Chu Yuewu

Society | by Gong Longfei | Drug Trafficking

Endless Battle

Drug traffickers have plagued every corner of the county of Linquan, Anhui Province, for more than 30 years. Despite waves of crackdowns, the local government and police have found ferreting out the criminals is only getting harder

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Society | by Yuan Ye | X+Q Boutique

Old Dog, New Tricks

Pioneering designer boutique X+Q is adjusting its scope to carve out a bigger market share

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