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October 2015 Issue

Courtesy of Interviewee

History | by Zhou Fengting, Xie Ying | Jean Jérome Augustin Bussiere

Back to Life

French doctor Jean Jérome Augustin Bussiere came to China in 1913 and stayed for 41 years, treating politicians, liaising with celebrities and even helping Chinese forces during World War II. Six decades later, a CCTV documentary team dusts off his forgotten story

Photo by CFP

Culture | by Wan Jiahuan | 56 Flowers


A pop group made up of 56 girls has grabbed attention in China with their declarations of socialist values and commercial appeal, but its debut was met with criticism and controversy

Photo by Dong Jiexu

Culture | by Wan Jiahuan, Yuan Ye | Lan Tianye


At 88 years of age, Lan Tianye, still one of China’s top theater performers, is touring the country with a “sensitive” look back on the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution

China by Numbers | by News China Magazine

China by Numbers - October 2015

What They Say | by News China Magazine

What They Say - October 2015

Media Focus | by News China Magazine | NewsChina, Chinese Edition August 17, 2015

Escalator Concern

Media Focus | by News China Magazine | Southern People Weekly August 11, 2015

Salary Debate

Media Focus | by News China Magazine | Caijing August 3, 2015

Redressing Injustice

Media Focus | by News China Magazine | Oriental Outlook July 30, 2015


Media Focus | by News China Magazine | Fangyuan August 11, 2015

Financial Tricks

News Brief | by News China Magazine | Top Story

Tianjin Carnage

News Brief | by News China Magazine | Economy

Chinese Currency Devalues

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Editor's Picks

Sex for Snacks

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Worked to Death

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What do Chinese People Want?

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Prize Fighter

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Dams in Distress

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Pathologically Politicized

Practitioners at all levels concur that “messy” is the word that…[More]


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The New Class

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Exam Boot Camp

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From Stall to Mall

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In Whose Court?

The failure of the country’s administrative litigation system has prompted…[More]

Tradition on Trial

After Confucianism made the maintenance of inequality between the sexes fundamental…[More]

Inevitable Brutality

The vicious murder of a doctor in a Zhejiang hospital shows…[More]

Progress or Pornography?

A new sex education primer aimed at elementary school-age children has…[More]

Graft Breeds Graft

The gap between the investigation and prosecution of official corruption cases…[More]

Saving Nature

The concept of animal welfare is yet to be widely acknowledged…[More]

Problem Solved?

Former Politburo member Bo Xilai’s public trial sends mixed messages…[More]


A 74-year-old man surnamed Xie from Shenyang, Liaoning Province was duped out of 420,000 yuan (US$69,342), despite bank employees’ efforts to…[More]

An Avoidable Tragedy

Poor city planning and lax safety regulations turned a minor gas…[More]


A policeman pulled his gun to dissuade villagers from stealing oranges…[More]

Who Cares?

A new law decrees that all Chinese citizens are now obliged…[More]

Mean Streets

The chengguan system has become the most visible symptom of a…[More]

How do Chinese people live?

So, the bottom line is that Beijing is an expensive place.…[More]

Back in Action

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Wang Xun, an archeologist with Peking University, arranged the bones of…[More]

Trust Trip

Embarking on a three-month car journey around China without handing over…[More]

Fading Lights

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