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November 2015 Issue

Commentary | by Yang Yingjie

China needs to solve its debt problem

Deleveraging debts is key for China’s economic future

Editorial | by News China Magazine

China must look beyond the growth rate to address its economic problems

Although domestic officials have stressed that the Chinese economy will not experience a ‘hard landing,’ most agree that the country will face a long period of economic slowdown

Politics | by Xie Ying | Child Sex Laws

An Uncomfortable Debate

China has finally removed a controversial ‘soliciting underage prostitutes’ statute, reclassifying such activities as statutory rape. However, disputes over the country’s child protection laws continue to rage

Photo by Xinhua

Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Parade Diplomacy

Leaders, Weapons and Politics

The gravity attached to China’s recent military parade makes every official’s presence, absence, position and handshake a symbol of China’s growing strength and its complex relationships with other regional powers

Politics | by Yu Xiaodong | Parade Diplomacy


With its grand military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the victory of China’s war against Japanese aggression, China reasserts its position in the postwar international order

Society | by Chen Fei, Qian Wei | Escalator and Elevator Industry


China’s elevator and escalator industry has witnessed robust growth in recent years, but a shortage of professional maintenance technicians and an abundance of manufacturing shortcuts has increased safety risks and led to a number of fatal accidents, causing some to question the future of the market

Photo by Chen Tao

Society | by Chen Tao, Yuan Ye | House Renovation

NEW Home, NEW Life

Architectural designer Wang Pingzhong transformed a poor family of five’s pint-size apartment into a luxury home, wowing the Chinese Internet with his clever use of space. By changing the family’s life through design, Wang hopes to show the masses the art form’s true power

Photo by Zhou Guangxue

Society | by Wang Yan | Yellow River

Changing Course

The pilot phase of a grand resettlement project affecting more than 1.2 million people living along the Yellow River has begun in Henan Province, but the scheme’s necessity is being called into question by a few outlying researchers

Photo by IC

Environment | by Wang Yan | Tianjin Blast

When The Smoke Clears

After the August 12 chemical blast in Tianjin shook the nation, both local and national environmental protection departments rushed to contain its ecological impact. Yet addressing the extent of the devastation and managing the long-term environmental effects remains a huge challenge

Photo by CFP

Economy | by Lu Tianlin, He Bin, Li Jia | Pension Fund Investment

Golden Eggs

A new investment policy for China’s basic pension fund is supposed to add value to an undervalued resource. As with any investment, this will only happen if the operation is fair and efficient

Economy | by Yuan Lu, Li Jia | US-listed China Concept Stocks


US-listed Chinese companies are eager to return to China, shifting their focus to the stock market back home after a rocky romance with international investors over the past several years. Yet returning enterprises still have a long way to go before they will be prepared to woo Chinese investors

Photo by FOTOE

History | by Gong Longfei, Chen Wei | The Manchurian Campaign

Blood, Brutality, Betrayal

Complex and often contradictory narratives have made it difficult for historians to establish a coherent account of resistance against the Japanese occupation of Manchuria, which preceded total war between China and Japan in 1937. New data and renewed interest in the volunteer armies who led the charge are helping shed light into a dark corner of Chinese history

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