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March 2016 Issue

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International | by Yu Xiaodong | North Korea Nuclear Test

Stuck in the Past

North Korea’s recent nuclear test exposes differences between the regional strategic considerations of the US and China

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International | by Yu Xiaodong | Middle East Policy

SHIFTING SANDS

While China’s recent diplomatic interactions with Iraq and Syria may indicate that it is ready to play a more active role in the Middle East, fundamental policy appears unchanged

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Economy | by Yu Xiaodong | Financial Discipline

Battles in the Boardrooms

As China’s anti-graft campaign creeps into the country’s financial market, the impact will be both fiscal and political

Society | by Fu Yao | Childless Parents

Sole Survivors

Family planning official Han Shengxue has become an unlikely champion of the rights of those families left childless by the restrictions imposed by China’s now defunct One Child Policy

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Society | by Wen Tianyi | Lu Qi

THE LOVE GURU

Best-selling self-help author and blogger Lu Qi has made a career out of preaching relationship advice to Chinese women. How did this self-proclaimed feminist become the country’s resident expert on love?

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Culture | by Wen Tianyi | Xu Lei

ARTIST, ALONE

Despite being one of China’s most successful and well-paid authors, Xu Lei, who writes under the pen name Nanpai Sanshu, struggles to balance celebrity with a deep-seated need to escape from reality

Visual Report | by News China Magazine

Chinese Food in Kabul

Outside In | by Tom Baxter | Captivating KL

THE CITY OF MANY

Kuala Lumpur is a kaleidoscope of mixing cultures, a constantly changing meeting place of language, food and religion

Outside In | by Olivia Contini

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

Essay | by Joe Coroneo-Seaman

The Wheel Deal

It was the kind of scene one might come across in Brussels or Paris – in short, the very last thing I expected to see in Hangzhou.

Essay | by Jessica Chang

For the Record

One book full of “English idioms” made me say that two fathers meeting at a college orientation “pressed their flesh” together.

Cultural Listings | by News China Magazine | Cinema

Code Cracker

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