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March 2014 Issue | by Xie Ying, Xu Tian | The One Child Policy

One for All

Despite being one of China’s longest-running national policies, the One Child Policy has been bitterly contested since it was first implemented in 1980. NewsChina looks into the policy’s inception, and how it has changed with the times

February 2014 Issue | by Xie Ying | Ahn Joong-keun


Ahn Joong-keun, the Korean dissident who assassinated Japanese Premier Itō Hirobumi during a visit to China in 1909, remains a prominent figure in the complex political histories of China, South Korea and Japan

January 2014 Issue | by Chen Tian | Gray Cover Books


How Communism’s most controversial theorist finally found an audience – in China

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December 2013 Issue | by Shen Xinwang, Xie Ying | Beidaihe

The Summer Capital

Beidaihe, often called “China’s Camp David,” becomes the center of political gravity every summer, as the country’s leaders descend on the small seaside resort to hash out major decisions

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November 2013 Issue | by Xie Ying | Art Soldiers


The lavish treatment and military honors afforded to China’s “art soldiers,” the song-and-dance wing of the military, are coming under attack from a skeptical public


September 2013 Issue | by Xie Ying | Hongqi Cars


Hongqi, a 55-year-old Chinese luxury car brand, is trying to make a comeback after almost 30 years of entropy

June 2013 Issue | by Yang Min, Xie Ying | The Birth of New China

Censorship Survivor

In 1989, in the wake of the Tian’anmen Square incident, the historical epic The Birth of New China was almost pulled due to its controversial portrayal of China’s former leaders

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April 2013 Issue | by Jack Smith | Peace Hotel

Glamor, Gossip and Gin Fizzes

With its recent refurbishment winning a prestigious Tatler design award, the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai and its bigger brother across the road, formerly the Cathay, have survived Japanese bombs, rampaging Red Guards and the city’s chaotic construction boom to become twin icons of the Paris of the East

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March 2013 Issue | by Li Jingrui | Shen Congwen

Master in the Margins

How the world rediscovered one of China’s most accomplished writers

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January 2013 Issue | by Xie Ying | Beijing Film Studio

Celluloid Cemetery

The Beijing Film Studio, once one of China’s most prestigious movie houses, has been slated for demolition after declaring bankruptcy, marking the end of an era

December 2012 Issue | by Jack Smith | Midnight in Peking

Blood and Stone

On a frigid morning in January 1937, the mutilated body of a young white woman, was discovered at the foot of a Peking city watchtower. A new book by sinologist Paul French has drawn on contemporary source material to solve this 75-year-old murder

Photos from Henan Flood Disaster in August 1975 by Henan Provincial Water Resources Bureau

October 2012 Issue | by Xie Ying | Zhumadian Disaster

Dams in Distress

In 1975, over 60 dams collapsed after a rainstorm in Zhumadian city, Henan Province, causing the world’s worst ever technological disaster. Recent revelations about the incident have brought scrutiny to thousands of potentially unstable dams in China

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