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July 2015 Issue

Commentary | by Sun Xiaolin

China’s FTZs can catalyze a new round of economic reform

By setting up FTZs to experiment with new policies and new models, the central goverment hopes to trigger a new round of competition between local governments

Editorial | by News China Magazine

China needs to coordinate its new fiscal and monetary policies

A major reason why small and medium-sized businesses struggle to access financing is that the financial system remains in thrall to big State banks

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Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Hong Kong Electoral Reform

Final Round

Hong Kong’s lawmakers and citizens are split over an upcoming vote on the central government’s proposal for establishing universal suffrage in the territory

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Politics | by Xi Zhigang | Civilian-Military Integration

Priority One

As China launches its ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy to promote innovation, it is escalating integration between civilian and military interests

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Society | by Wang Yan | Water Pollution

Actions Speak Louder

China’s ambitious top-level plan to tackle water pollution has finally been released, but with so many interests at stake, can the the authorities make good on their promises?

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Society | by Xie Ying | Water Pollution

All Bark, No Bite

Have China’s environmental protection departments really been given “teeth?”

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Society | by Ma Jing | Judicial Corruption

Breaking Down the Courtroom Door

A lack of transparency and a rigid hierarchy is fostering corruption among China’s courts. Can the authorities force internal court politics into the light?

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Society | by Xu Fangqing | Overseas Rescue

Stronger Together

China’s overseas rescue work in Nepal has highlighted the need for better coordination between the country's upstart relief teams

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International | by Yu Xiaodong | China and India

An Asian Century?

Amid border disputes and a strategic rivalry, China and India seek to improve economic ties and develop mutual trust

International | by Gong Longfei | Vietnamese Brides

Closer than Heaven

NewsChina interviewed nearly 20 Vietnamese women who have entered cross-border marriages with Chinese men. Their stories provide a window into these unconventional couplings, and the pressures that created them

Economy | by Li Jia | Belt and Road

All In

The private sector, including businesses and non-profit organizations, is expected to set the tone of One Belt, One Road

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Economy | by Li Jia | Belt and Road

A Grand Chorus

China needs to work in harmony with a global chorus of stakeholders. Its Belt and Road initiative will prove to be a precipitous learning curve

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