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May 2016 Issue

Commentary | by Wan Zhe

We need a cure for toxic leverage

China needs to take action to curb distorted financing of the real estate market, before a financial crisis ensues

Editorial | by News China Magazine

China’s challenges and solutions,  according to its leaders

It has been estimated that reducing excessive production capacity by 10 percent in six industries would necessitate letting go about two million workers.

Politics | by Xie Ying | Enclosed Communities

Gate Mail

Chinese government plans to replace ubiquitous enclosed residential communities with open blocks similar to those in Western countries. They may have a fight on their hands

Politics | by Zhou Qunfeng, Yuan Ye | Demotions

Leap Into The Unknown

A new method to punish corrupt officials, described in the media as “cliff-jumping demotion,” has increasingly found favor with anti-graft enforcers

Photo by CNS

Politics | by Li Jia | Two Sessions

Retooling Reform

The Chinese market often thinks differently than those who attempt to command it. With better communication and a more thorough understanding of market forces, upcoming policies might have a better chance of bringing about their intended results

Photo by CFP

Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Two Sessions

Playing Politics

With economics at the forefront of this year’s agenda, China maintains its cautious but firm positions on political issues

Photo by Xinhua / KCNA

International | by Yu Xiaodong | North Korea Crisis

PRECARIOUS POLITICKING

With the Korean nuclear crisis further complicated by the growing regional rivalry between China and the US, Beijing is finding itself with little room to maneuver when it comes to achieving its dual goals of North Korean denuclearization and maintaining stability in its own backyard

International | by Xu Fangqing | Earthquake Monitoring

Seismic Shift

China aims to build over 200 overseas seismic monitoring stations, mainly in One Belt, One Road countries prone to devastating earthquakes, to minimize damage and mitigate economic losses among future business partners

Photo by china news service

Society | by Li Teng, Du Guodong | Chen Man

Never Back Down

Wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years, Chen Man is now a free man thanks to the persistence of his legal team and a changing judicial environment

Photo by Wu fang

Society | by Wang Sijing | Pediatrician Shortage

FAR FROM CHILD’S PLAY

Pediatric medicine is seen as a career of last resort amongst Chinese medical students – despite huge demand, those who qualify face meager salaries, high pressure and oppressive workloads

Society | by Wu Ziru | AIDS Project

The Pwer of Prevention

One social organization is working to empower Chinese youth with knowledge and skills to help protect themselves from HIV/AIDS

Society | by Wang Sijing | Butlers

The Next Big Thing?

A new butler school and its students bank on China’s legion of millionaires, hoping that hiring a butler will become the next symbol of wealth amongst the country’s nouveau riche

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