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August 2014 Issue

News Brief | by News China Magazine | Top Story

Media “Tiger” Caged

News Brief | by News China Magazine | Society

Group Fraud in College Entrance Exam

News Brief | by News China Magazine | Survey

China Ranks Public Image of Officials

News Brief | by News China Magazine | Business

Alibaba Invests in Chinese Soccer

News Brief | by News China Magazine | International

Chinese Millionaires Sue Canada

News Brief | by News China Magazine | Politics

Windows 8 Excluded from Government Procurement

Photo by Xinhua

Politics | by Xie Ying, Wang Quanbao | Petition Reform

Laying Down the Law

China is trying to guide growing legions of petitioners away from Party and government departments and towards the judiciary in a bid to create greater “rule of law”

Photo by Ng Han Guan

Society | by Anwar Yasen, Wang Bowen, Yu Xiaodong | Xinjiang History


A renewed wave of violence and terrorism across China stemming from Xinjiang has awakened Beijing to the arrival of radical Islamism within its own borders

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Society | by Yu Xiaodong | Xinjiang History


Xinjiang’s rich and lengthy history is one of cultural integration as well as conflict

Photo by CFP

Society | by Qian Wei | Greenpeace

A Storm in a Rice Bowl

A seemingly innocuous incident in an experimental rice paddy has re-ignited public debate over the ethics of genetically modified crops

Society | by Xie Ying | UFC in China


In China – a country with a distinct lack of modern action heroes – mixed martial arts franchise UFC has caught the attention of a population struggling to place its proud kung-fu history into a modern context

Photo by CFP

Society | by Yang Di, Yuan Ye | Cults


The brutal and unprovoked murder of a woman, in public, by members of a fringe religious group, has resulted in renewed media interest in China’s underground “cults”

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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

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Exam Boot Camp

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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]


A 74-year-old man surnamed Xie from Shenyang, Liaoning Province was duped out of 420,000 yuan (US$69,342), despite bank employees’ efforts to…[More]

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]