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April 2016 Issue

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Special Report | by Gao Min, Yang Di, Liu Ziqian | Migrant Children

Unintended Consequences

An admissions policy that keeps most migrant children from enrolling in Beijing schools has pushed many to leave their families for boarding schools in surrounding areas, effectively creating an “education belt,” to the chagrin of overstretched public schools and the delight of thriving private ones

Economy | by Yue Fei | Drone Regulation


China’s new regulations on the use of commercial drones reflect a cautious approach toward a controversial emerging industry

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Economy | by Min Jie, Li Jia | SOE Categorization

The Sweet Spot

Chinese State-owned enterprises can no longer have their cake and eat it, too – each is being forced to choose between being a market competitor or a public service provider. A tangled web of interests arising from mixed operation has made this a tough decision to make

Visual Report | by News China Magazine

Rural Recreation

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Culture | by Fu Yao | Kim Young-hee

Godfather of Variety

One of South Korea’s leading impresarios has arrived in China to tap into a seemingly unquenchable thirst for reality TV

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Culture | by Wen Tianyi, Wan Jiahua | Kung Fu Panda 3


The decision to release two separate versions of Kung Fu Panda 3 – one for China, one for other world markets – proves how far Hollywood is willing to go to tap into the meteoric Chinese box office

China by Numbers | by News China Magazine

China by Numbers - April 2016

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Outside In | by Brittney Wong | Perspectives from within China


Spirituality, superstition and commercialism blend together at Beijing’s temple fairs, where visitors hope for health and wealth in the Year of the Monkey

Outside In | by Olivia Contini | flavor of the month

Street Eats

Essay | by David Green

An Uphill Struggle

There was a chance we would not make it before the first snowfall rendered access to the mountain even more perilous.

Essay | by Lilja Saeboe

The Three Stages of Celebrity

I suddenly caught sight of the crowd of people standing behind my friend also taking pictures of me, without asking. Suddenly, the adoring fans had become the paparazzi.

Cultural Listings | by News China Magazine | Cinema

New Box Office Champion

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Sex for Snacks

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Worked to Death

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What do Chinese People Want?

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Prize Fighter

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Dams in Distress

In 1975, over 60 dams collapsed after a rainstorm in Zhumadian city, Henan…[More]

Pathologically Politicized

Practitioners at all levels concur that “messy” is the word that…[More]


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The New Class

China’s growing online education market has attracted the attention of…[More]

Exam Boot Camp

A middle school in Anhui province has earned a reputation for…[More]

From Stall to Mall

Taobao’s shift towards a business-to-consumer model has come at a…[More]

In Whose Court?

The failure of the country’s administrative litigation system has prompted…[More]

Tradition on Trial

After Confucianism made the maintenance of inequality between the sexes fundamental…[More]

Inevitable Brutality

The vicious murder of a doctor in a Zhejiang hospital shows…[More]

Progress or Pornography?

A new sex education primer aimed at elementary school-age children has…[More]

Graft Breeds Graft

The gap between the investigation and prosecution of official corruption cases…[More]

Saving Nature

The concept of animal welfare is yet to be widely acknowledged…[More]

Problem Solved?

Former Politburo member Bo Xilai’s public trial sends mixed messages…[More]


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An Avoidable Tragedy

Poor city planning and lax safety regulations turned a minor gas…[More]


A policeman pulled his gun to dissuade villagers from stealing oranges…[More]

Who Cares?

A new law decrees that all Chinese citizens are now obliged…[More]

Mean Streets

The chengguan system has become the most visible symptom of a…[More]

How do Chinese people live?

So, the bottom line is that Beijing is an expensive place.…[More]

Back in Action

After stagnating for 10 years, China’s SOE reform has fired up…[More]


The hanging coffins of the Bo people, a Chinese ethnic minority…[More]


Wang Xun, an archeologist with Peking University, arranged the bones of…[More]

Trust Trip

Embarking on a three-month car journey around China without handing over…[More]

Fading Lights

For those who grew up under the bright lights of China…[More]