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June 2013 Issue

Cultural Listings | by News China Magazine | Music

Rock Exchange

Editorial | by News China Magazine

It is time for the State to protect the property it claims to own

The State Council has pledged to enshrine property rights into law for the first time. But this could be the most daunting task it has ever undertaken

Society | by Qian Wei, Li Jia | Cancer in China

A Malignant Issue

China’s cancer rate has outpaced all expectations, hitting a wide range of demographics. Can the country deal with it?

Politics | by Min Jie | Central and Local Governments

The Asset of Ambiguity

Blurred boundaries between central and local power are at the root of the disjointed enforcement of central policy in China. The recent “re-interpretation” of housing price regulations in local jurisdictions is a case in point

Photo by CFP

Politics | by Hua Xuan | Laws & Regulations

Permanently Provisional

Many“provisional”regulations hurriedly imposed decades ago remain in force in China. But why?

Society | by Li Jia | Cancer in China

Refusing Treatment

Choices can have a big influence on China’s cancer problem, but whose matter more – those of individuals, or of policymakers?

Photo by Stephen Zhou

Culture | by Tang Lei, Yuan Ye | Hu Fayun

In Pursuit of Truth

In his novel Winter of Bewilderment, writer Hu Fayun tries to dissect the impact of the Cultural Revolution through individual stories, rather official interpretations

Photo by Chen Yihuai

Society | by Liu Ziqian | Labor Rights

State of the Union

Lacking real independence and expertise, one of China’s first elected labor union leaders faces dismissal after a vote of no confidence

Photo by Yang Bo

Society | by Xie Ying | Wu Renbao

No More Miracles

The death of Wu Renbao, the Party secretary who led impoverished Huaxi village to relative prosperity, has opened up debate on the viability of Wu’s successful, yet controversial, economic model

Society | by Liu Yanxun, Sun Zhe | Chi Susheng

Born Defensive

In a country that often brings charges against defense attorneys upon the conviction of their clients, lawyer Chi Susheng has stood out simply by standing up to power

Photo by Liu CFP

Society | by Wang Yan | Polystyrene

Taking Back the Trash

China’s 14-year blanket ban on polystyrene containers is to be lifted on May 1. Banned in the name of public health and environmental protection, officials are now using the same arguments to justify returning polystyrene to the domestic market. Is lobbying now the norm in China’s corridors of power?

Economy | by Sun Zhe | Messenger App

Data Discrimination

China’s State-owned telecom giants have enlisted the help of the industry regulator to impose charges on a hot smartphone app that is eroding their profits

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Sex for Snacks

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What do Chinese People Want?

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Prize Fighter

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Dams in Distress

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Pathologically Politicized

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Exam Boot Camp

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The New Class

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From Stall to Mall

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In Whose Court?

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Tradition on Trial

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Inevitable Brutality

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Progress or Pornography?

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Graft Breeds Graft

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Saving Nature

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Problem Solved?

Former Politburo member Bo Xilai’s public trial sends mixed messages…[More]


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An Avoidable Tragedy

Poor city planning and lax safety regulations turned a minor gas…[More]


A policeman pulled his gun to dissuade villagers from stealing oranges…[More]

Who Cares?

A new law decrees that all Chinese citizens are now obliged…[More]

Mean Streets

The chengguan system has become the most visible symptom of a…[More]

How do Chinese people live?

So, the bottom line is that Beijing is an expensive place.…[More]

Back in Action

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The hanging coffins of the Bo people, a Chinese ethnic minority…[More]


Wang Xun, an archeologist with Peking University, arranged the bones of…[More]

Trust Trip

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Fading Lights

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