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December 2015 Issue

Photo by CNS

Environment | by Wang Yan | Carbon Trading


Regarded as one of China’s major initiatives to combat climate change, the plan to implement a national carbon trading scheme by 2017 is still facing a lot of uncertainty

Economy | by News China Magazine | Fair growth:

Hardware expo boosts industrial cluster

Photo by Zhen Hongge

Culture | by Wen Tianyi, Yuan Ye | Jia Zhangke

“Love is Like Tapas”

Director Jia Zhangke meets with NewsChina to reveal the story behind his latest work Mountains May Depart prior to its theatrical release

Culture | by Liu Yutong | Laibach in Pyongyang

Rocking the Boat

As the first Western rock band to perform in North Korea, Slovenian group Laibach has drawn the attention of world and Chinese media. NewsChina talks to the band about China’s secretive and mysterious neighbor

Visual Report | by News China Magazine

Supersize Star

China by Numbers | by News China Magazine

China by Numbers - December 2015

Outside In | by Alice Stevenson | Wild Hainan


Hainan’s Tourism Association describes the island as China’s answer to the tropical paradise of Hawaii. But the similarities don’t end with palm trees and golden beaches. An organization in Hainan aims to emulate conservation work that began successfully in Hawaii, and resurrect the island’s critically endangered sea turtle population

Outside In | by Sean Silbert | flavor of the month

A Snack to Bray About

Essay | by Taylor McNaboe


I asked myself the question that I am sure many who visit Chengdu will ponder: Do pandas deserve the hubbub?

Essay | by Olivia Contini

La Dolce China

Did I really see that? Am I really in China? I thought my mind was playing tricks on me

Media Focus | by News China Magazine | NewsChina, Chinese Edition October 19, 2015

Nobel Prize Fever

Media Focus | by News China Magazine | Economy & Nation Weekly September 23, 2015

Oil and Gas Reform

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What do Chinese People Want?

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Prize Fighter

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Dams in Distress

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Exam Boot Camp

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The New Class

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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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Saving Nature

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Problem Solved?

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An Avoidable Tragedy

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Who Cares?

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Mean Streets

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How do Chinese people live?

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Back in Action

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Trust Trip

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Fading Lights

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