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November 2014 Issue

Cultural Listings | by News China Magazine | Exhibition

China Through a Lens

Commentary | by Yang Yingjie

Laws are useless if they can’t be enforced

The grand ambitions of the new Budget Law need to be supported by effective and systemic reform

Editorial | by News China Magazine

An effective anti-corruption drive needs a three-dimensional approach

What has been largely ignored in the discussion is the need to foster a political culture in which corruption is politically intolerable.

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Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Hong Kong Election


A political showdown looms in Hong Kong between the local government, pan-democratic activists and the central government after Beijing released an “ultra-conservative” proposal for the city’s first full elections in 2017

Politics | by Cai Rupeng, Xie Ying | The Department of Organization


The Central Department of Organization (CDO) and its local branches are responsible for the appointment and management of officials. NewsChina looks into the inner workings of the world’s biggest HR department as it embarks on an ambitious reform program

Society | by Cai Rupeng | Yangtze River


The Yangtze River connects three colossal urban clusters in eastern, central and western China. Through the development of a new economic belt, it is hoped this region could supplant China’s industrial eastern coast as the country’s principal growth engine

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Society | by Cai Rupeng | Yangtze River


The diversity and sheer vastness of the Yangtze River Basin makes any attempt at marshaling resources to develop it a gargantuan task. Can even the Chinese government pull it off?

Society | by Cai Rupeng | Yangtze River


Could the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt link the Pacific Ocean to both the Indian and Atlantic oceans? One official is convinced it can, and will

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Society | by Du Guodong | Gaokao


China’s notoriously difficult college entrance examination is undergoing yet another overhaul in a bid to promote equality – but controversies abound

Society | by Wan Jiahuan | Lin Zhibo


The appointment of one of China’s most criticized “ultra-leftists” to the top job in a journalism school has raised eyebrows, despite his impressive credentials

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Society | by Zhang Junrong | Japanese Veterans


Japan’s last surviving WWII veterans remain honored and ignored, so long as their experiences continue to clash with new, right-wing interpretations of the country’s war record

Special Report | by Du Guodong, Yang Di | Drugs Crackdown


China’s recent high-profile crackdown on drugs has won the country’s narcotics police some positive publicity, but increasingly sophisticated smuggling methods and the rise of new synthetic drugs pose an unprecedented challenge to law enforcement

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