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February 2016 Issue

Commentary | by Arthur Kroeber

China’s current reforms may not be adequate to sustain its growth target in the long run

A persistent economic slowdown, which may continue in 2016 and beyond, may threaten the long-term sustainability of ambitious overseas projects

Editorial | by News China Magazine

China needs to tackle its ‘supply-side’ problem

It now has become clear that the major problem does not lie in a lack of consumer demand, but in the domestic supply chain.

Photo by AP

Politics | by Xi Zhigang | Military Reform

Battle of Wills

Xi Jinping’s Central Military Commission seems determined to overcome institutional resistance to implement a ‘revolutionary’ overhaul of the PLA

Politics | by Wang Shan | College Corruption

Intellectual Disgrace

To put a stop to the systemic corruption in the realm of education, Chinese universities need to develop adequate internal supervision and a new power structure

Photo by Xinhua

Politics | by Wang Yan | Climate Change

Changing Attitude

Six years after Copenhagen, China’s official stance on its own responsibility in the fight against climate change has experienced a sea change

Politics | by Wang Yan | Climate Change

Words Into Action

NewsChina interviews Liu Zhenmin, vice minister of foreign affairs and deputy head of the Chinese delegation in Paris, to find out what China’s role was in breaking the decades-long deadlock, which many blamed in part on recalcitrance in Beijing and Washington

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International | by Yu Xiaodong | China-Africa Forum


China and Africa adopt new approaches in light of evolving political and economic realities

Society | by Chen Wei | Extramarital Birth


One separated couple decided to have a child out of wedlock to challenge rigid legal and social restrictions on unmarried couples and their offspring

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Society | by Gao Min, Du Guodong | Civil Service Exam


Once-coveted civil service positions are losing appeal as the Chinese government continues to ramp up its anti-corruption campaign alongside an expanding private sector

Society | by Li Teng | Eco Park


The Tianjin government’s haste to build an ecological park on the site of the port city’s deadly August blast has generated safety concerns and criticism over the memorial’s design

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Society | by Gao Min | Live-streaming Apps


The instant success of ‘17,’ a newly launched live-streaming app, underscores the epidemic of loneliness afflicting today’s young, urban Chinese

Society | by Wan Jiahuan | Hu Xijin

China’s ‘Trump’?

With the debut of his talk show, Hu Xijin, hawkish editor-in-chief of China’s nationalist Global Times, has rekindled debates over his role in China’s tightly regulated media landscape

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