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March 2016 Issue

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Politics | by Li Teng, Yuan Ye | Calligraphers Association

Graphical Graft

Controversies surrounding one of China’s largest artist associations, the China Calligraphers Association, have sparked calls for its disbandment

Commentary | by Justin Yifu Lin

One Belt, One Road will benefit China – and the world

China’s principal global project is about more than short-term gain

Editorial | by News China Magazine

Promoting innovation remains the key for China’s economy

The bulk of China’s scientific expertise and resources is located in State-controlled research institutions.

Economy | by Min Jie, Li Jia | Economic Forecast

PART OLD, PART NEW

State Council economist Wang Yiming discusses whether or not China’s hybrid engine can successfully propel its economy forward during the transitional period of 2016

Economy | by Min Jie, Li Jia | Economic Forecast

ON GUARD AGAINST EXTERNAL SHOCKS

The disappointing performance of emerging economies and the debt supercycle plaguing developed economies will continue to weigh on global growth in 2016. World players are trying to rewrite the rules of international trade and investment. Economist Yu Yongding analyzes whether or not China will submit to these external pressures

Economy | by Yue Wei, Li Jia | Economic Forecast

OWNERSHIP MATTERS

Reforming State-owned enterprises has been a three-decade-long process for China. Countless solutions have been tested unsuccessfully. NewsChina asks researcher Zhang Wenkui if this round of reforms, with its emphasis on diversified ownership, will be different

Economy | by He Bin, Li Jia | Economic Forecast

MANUFACTURING OVERHAUL

Manufacturing is shrinking in terms of its share in China’s GDP. While 2016 promises to be a time of change for the industry, its importance remains unshakable. Deputy Minister Feng Fei tells NewsChina what the upcoming ‘industrial revolution’ will look like. What old sectors will drop away, and what new industries will take their place?

Economy | by Yue Wei, Li Jia | Economic Forecast

DOWN TO THE ROOTS

To reform China’s capital market, one must look back at its origins. Professor Cao Fengqi explains how the market’s problems are rooted in its inception

Economy | by He Bin, Li Jia | Economic Forecast

ALONG THE BELT AND ROAD

Economists Wei Jianguo and Yuan Dongming express to NewsChina that Chinese enterprises going global through the One Belt, One Road initiative need to learn how to organize themselves in order to get a head-start in this challenging, yet-to-be-tapped market

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Society | by DAI Min | Fashion Designers

FINDING THEIR VOICE

While they’re finding some success abroad, young Chinese designers say China’s budding fashion industry has work to do before it can flourish

Photo by Wang Fei

Environment | by Wang Yan | Winter Pollution

SOUNDING THE SIREN

Beijing’s first two “red alerts” for pollution highlight the city’s infamous winter smog, which is mainly caused by indoor heating and vehicle exhaust fumes, neither of which can be mitigated in the short term

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Environment | by DAI Min | Biodiversity Decline

Saving Species

A new WWF report has detailed the massive decline in China’s wild animal populations over the past 40 years, a problem scientists, government officials and local communities are now working to reverse

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Sex for Snacks

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Worked to Death

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TROTSKY IN CHINA

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What do Chinese People Want?

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THE HERMIT HUNTER

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Prize Fighter

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Dams in Distress

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Pathologically Politicized

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HIVE MINDED

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The New Class

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Exam Boot Camp

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From Stall to Mall

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In Whose Court?

The failure of the country’s administrative litigation system has prompted…[More]

Tradition on Trial

After Confucianism made the maintenance of inequality between the sexes fundamental…[More]

Inevitable Brutality

The vicious murder of a doctor in a Zhejiang hospital shows…[More]

Progress or Pornography?

A new sex education primer aimed at elementary school-age children has…[More]

Graft Breeds Graft

The gap between the investigation and prosecution of official corruption cases…[More]

Problem Solved?

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

Saving Nature

The concept of animal welfare is yet to be widely acknowledged…[More]

Who Cares?

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

BEWILDERING

A 74-year-old man surnamed Xie from Shenyang, Liaoning Province was duped out of 420,000 yuan (US$69,342), despite bank employees’ efforts to…[More]

ANGRY

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

An Avoidable Tragedy

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

Mean Streets

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How do Chinese people live?

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

Back in Action

After stagnating for 10 years, China’s SOE reform has fired up…[More]

THE HANGING DEAD

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

AMUSING

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

Trust Trip

Embarking on a three-month car journey around China without handing over…[More]

Fading Lights

For those who grew up under the bright lights of China…[More]