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February 2015 Issue

Commentary | by Ding Li

Reform of State-owned enterprises should focus on separating ownership and management

When reforming State-owned enterprises, China should learn from the experience of Dongguan farmers in balancing fairness and efficiency

Editorial | by News China Magazine

Land reform must redress the systematic bias against farmers

The government must realize that a major root cause of dissatisfaction is not the collective ownership of rural land, but the abuse of power and a failure to protect farmers’ rights.

Politics | by Xi Zhigang, Xie Ying | Henan Residence Reform


Henan Province will soon allow rural migrants to apply for urban residence permits, but this seemingly progressive policy has been met with skepticism from the migrant workers themselves

Politics | by Su Xiaoming | Corruption


The ongoing crackdown on official graft continues to fell cadres from all levels of the Party pecking order

Photo by xinhua

Politics | by Sun Zhe, Han Yong | Private Investment


While the State is calling for more private investment in infrastructure, private enterprises remain skeptical

Politics | by Xu Fangqing | Foreign Policy


With its unprecedented diplomatic activity over the last two years, China’s vision of a “new diplomatic landscape” is steadily taking shape

Photo by liu zhen

Politics | by Xu Fangqing, Yu Xiaodong | Foreign Policy

Old Scores, New Solutions

Competing initiatives and interests between China, the US and ASEAN countries mean territorial disputes in the South China Sea threaten to undermine China’s recent diplomatic efforts to revitalize regional trust and confidence

Photo by lIAO PAN

Politics | by Shi Yinhong | Foreign Policy

“China needs to balance assertive-ness with prudence in its diplomacy”

If China is to become a major power in Asia, its leadership must take a more nuanced approach in dealings with neighboring countries

Politics | by News China Magazine

A Brief History of China’s Foreign Policy

Society | by Qian Wei | Preventive Healthcare


China’s expanding and largely unregulated private medical service industry is reaping major rewards through the exploitation of popular hypochondria

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Society | by Fu Yao | Property Investment

A Place in the Sun

Chinese people are pouring money into overseas real estate. Can they hold their own in complex foreign markets?

Photo by Greg Baker

Society | by Zhou Fengting | Chinese Adoptees


On reaching adulthood, a generation of Chinese-born adoptees raised in the US are choosing to return to their birthplaces in the hope of tracing their biological roots. NewsChina accompanies some of them on their journeys

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