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December 2014 Issue

Editorial | by News China Magazine

China’s ‘new normal’ will be a long-term phenomenon

This period will pose both opportunities and challenges for China and its leadership, as the central authorities are compelled to focus on getting China back on the track of healthy development.

Politics | by Han Yong | EMBAs

School’s Out For Officials

A ban preventing government officials from attending executive training programs will likely put an end to classroom romances between officials and entrepreneurs

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Politics | by Xi Zhigang, Xie Ying | Anti-graft Drive

Fleet Foxes

China has launched an international ‘fox hunt’ designed to snare fugitives from justice. However, given the authorities’ limited ability to operate internationally and the sheer volume of cases, implementation has proven challenging

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Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Fourth Plenum

Legally Bound

The Party’s decision to choose “rule of law” as the theme of its annual conference reflects important shifts in its approach toward economics, law and ideology

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Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Fourth Plenum

Courting Reform

China’s central leadership has concluded its annual conference by issuing guidelines addressing the rule of law, but does this pledge mean progress? NewsChina reads between the lines

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Society | by Chen Tao | He Wenkai

As Clean as a Chinese Official

A local public prosecutor’s bold online disclosure of his private assets has drawn cautious public plaudits, but may have made him an enemy of his higher-ups

Society | by Yuan Ye | Depression

Talking About It

With depression on the rise in China, Chinese people are being forced to discuss mental health

Society | by Yang Di, Su Xiaoming | China Post

Survival for the Fittest

The ossified mega-State-owned Enterprise China Post Group has undergone restructuring to cater to a modern marketplace. But is this enormous entity really able to change?

Society | by Qian Wei | Sex Therapy

Sexual Healing

With Chinese social attitudes to sex often conflicted, those offering unorthodox treatments for the nation’s sexual problems face an uphill battle for recognition

Photo by Mark IC

Society | by Wang Yan | Dengue Fever

Battle of the Blight

A public fightback against mosquito infestations in Guangdong Province has been underway since August 2014 in a bid to contain the worst outbreak of dengue fever in China’s history. Are these emergency measures effective?

Special Report | by Su Xiaoming, Yang Di, Li Jia | Anti-social Crime

Villains and Victims

China is asking why some citizens seem to be driven to commit horrific attacks against innocents, often without an apparent motive. Whatever the reasons, a consensus seems to be emerging as to how to resolve this social illness

Photo by Xinhua / kcna

International | by Chen Jun | North Korea

Deep-cover Diplomacy

An unusual visit to South Korea by North Korean officials alongside the disappearance of paramount leader Kim Jong-un has left diplomats and experts in the region puzzled over its strategic intentions

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Dams in Distress

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The New Class

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Exam Boot Camp

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In Whose Court?

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Tradition on Trial

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Inevitable Brutality

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Progress or Pornography?

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Graft Breeds Graft

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Problem Solved?

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Saving Nature

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Who Cares?

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BEWILDERING

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ANGRY

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

An Avoidable Tragedy

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Mean Streets

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

Back in Action

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THE HANGING DEAD

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

AMUSING

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Trust Trip

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Fading Lights

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