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January 2016 Issue

Editorial | by News China Magazine

China needs to undergo ‘creative destruction’ to inject new energy into its economy

China must seriously reform its current governance and create a market-oriented economic ecosystem that rewards innovation

Commentary | by Wan Zhe

A ‘negative list’ will make market access both fair and open

Recent progress made on China’s negative-list market entry approach marks a major step forward in economic governance

Photo by Liao Pan

Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Historic Handshake

The Science of Symbolism

Beijing is sending a new message to Taiwan’s next leader through Xi Jinping’s historic meeting with outgoing incumbent Ma Ying-jeou

Photo by CNS

Politics | by Zhou Qunfeng, Du Guodong | Family Planning Policy

Boom Over Bust

China now allows all married couples to have two children, but to what extent this adjustment will boost population growth depends on supporting policies

Society | by Xin Zhu, Chang Qing, Xie Ying | Nobel Prize

A Collective Discovery?

The circumstances surrounding medical researcher Tu Youyou’s four-decade-old malaria breakthrough have shrouded her Nobel Prize win in controversy

Photo by Xinhua

Society | by Xie Ying | Nobel Prize

Prize-worthy Proof

When Tu Youyou won the Nobel Prize, it opened up a re-examination of China’s scientific research system

Photo by CNS

Society | by Wang Yan | Nobel Prize

Breaking Through

While much of the theory behind traditional Chinese medicine is in conflict with Western science, practitioners keep trying to modernize the industry in order to meet the standards of the global market

Photo by IC

Society | by Liu Ziqian | Anti-graft Watchdog

Cleaning House

In its sweeping anti-corruption campaign, China’s top anti-graft watchdog is having to look in its own backyard

Photo by dong jiexu

Society | by Liu Danqing | Transgender Activism


Poor awareness of transgender issues has left this group struggling for support even as China opens up to other sexual minorities

Photo by AFP

Special Report | by Li Jia | 13th Five-year Plan

Rule of Fives

China’s growth slowdown and the central government’s ambitious vision could provide a new bittersweet context for economic reform. A bottom-up driving force should not be underestimated

Special Report | by Li Jia | 13th Five-year Plan

New Games, New Rules

By shaking up major platforms for global and regional economic governance, China is displaying both ambition and caution on its journey towards becoming a global rule maker

Photo by CNS

Society | by Zhou Fengting | Wuzhen


Over the past decade and a half, Chen Xianghong used a mammoth restoration project to transform his run-down hometown of Wuzhen into a tourist hotspot. Now, he is working to turn it into a national cultural mecca

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