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January 2015 Issue

Editorial | by News China Magazine

China’s climate change deal is a triumph

China’s leaders are aware that climate change is a major global threat and that China, as the world’s biggest carbon emitter, has an international obligation to cut its pollution.

Politics | by Xie Ying, Han Yong | Informant Protection

WHISTLING INTO THE WIND

China’s ongoing anti-corruption drive has resulted in a greater need to protect whistleblowers. Do the Supreme People’s Procuratorate’s newly revised regulations go far enough?

Politics | by Wang Quanbao | Capital Punishment

DEBATING DEATH

A draft amendment to China’s Criminal Law is undergoing its first reading by the top legislature, fueling debate on whether the country should scrap the death penalty for nine currently capital crimes

Economy | by Zhou Yao, Chen Jiying, Li Jia | Foreign Investment

A SILVER LINING

Sustainable growth in China is unlikely to arrive on a silver platter

Economy | by Li Jia | Foreign Investment

INVESTING IN INVESTMENT

China’s reform of its foreign investment policies matters to all investors, and will set the roadmap for China’s ambitions as a new international rule maker

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Society | by Su Xiaoming | Pharmacy License

BAD MEDICINE

A massive cheating scandal exposed during this year’s national pharmacist exam diet has brought attention to the problems and prejudices keeping the industry from modernizing

Society | by Du Guodong | Profile Fees

FILES NAILED

Chinese workers are getting fed up with paying a yearly fee for the file the government keeps on them

Society | by Wang Yan | Post-80s Parents

Second-generation Little Emperors

With the children of China’s One Child Policy becoming parents themselves, traditional beliefs clash with modern parenting

Culture | by Wan Jiahuan | Shi Chizhong

PRAYER AND PROFIT

Monk Shi Chizhong is auctioning prayer beads and paintings to pay for renovations to the Huanglong Temple in Yunnan Province. But some accuse him of selling his soul

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Politics | by Qi Zhigang | Aircraft Carrier

MAKING WAVES

Recent exposure of China’s new stealth jet fighters has reignited speculation over the progress of its secretive aircraft carrier program

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Special Report | by Yu Xiaodong | APEC

PARTISAN PARTNERSHIPS

Despite landmark deals reached between the US and China during the recent APEC summit in Beijing, the world’s two largest economies remain in competition for leadership in East Asia

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International | by Li Jia | China and Afghanistan

COMMON GROUND

Contrary to media speculation following the US drawdown in October, 2014, China’s enhanced role in Afghanistan is likely to be specialized according to Beijing’s foreign policy priorities which, when it comes to Afghanistan at least, broadly coincide with those of the West

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