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May 2014 Issue

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Society | by Xie Ying | Three Gorges Dam

HYDRO POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY

The Central Committee for Discipline Inspection has trained its crosshairs on the State-owned Three Gorges Corporation - putting a previously untouchable prestige project in the firing line of its expanding anti-corruption campaign

Editorial | by News China Magazine

Livelihoods are improved through practices, not promises

Pledges are certainly welcome, but delivering on them would be even more so

Commentary | by News China Magazine

The college entrance exam keeps China’s universities stuck in the past

The core of college entrance exam reform lies in weakening government influence over admissions

World | by News China Magazine

HIDDEN AGENDA

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Politics | by Zhao Jiapeng, Li Jia | Party Discipline

WHO INSPECTS THE INSPECTORS?

While most commentators agree that transparency is the more effective check on official misbehavior, closed-door self-policing remains the norm in China. Indeed, to many Chinese officials, “openness” in government is a one-way ticket to the Party’s collapse

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Politics | by Han Yong | Economic Crime

GOING EASY ON ENTREPRENEURS

China seems to be quietly abolishing its infamously severe punishments for white-collar crime

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Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Presidential Walkabout

‘MAN OF THE PEOPLE’

Xi Jinping’s series of unannounced photo-ops in Beijing marks an unprecedented shift in the PR efforts of China’s usually secretive leaders

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Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Two Sessions

GROWTH OR REFORM

China’s leadership are trying to give themselves some wiggle room in balancing frequently conflicting objectives

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Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Two Sessions

NEW HINTS

After a year of assertiveness in its defense and foreign policies, China’s new leadership reaffirms its “proactive” approach at the National People’s Congress

Politics | by Min Jie | Personalities

ROAD WARRIOR

One outspoken official has spent ten years trying to put the brakes on China’s “corruption on wheels”

Politics | by Li Jia | Personalities

TOUGH QUESTIONS

At the yearly session of China’s top legislature, one delegate is demanding answers

Politics | by Cai Rupeng | Personalities

TOOTHLESS, BUT NOT VOICELESS

This outspoken delegate to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) still believes that talking can make a difference

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