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September 2012 Issue | by Ding Chenxin | Interview

The Muslim General

A new collection of photographs documenting the life of Kuomintang general Pai Chung-hsi aims to “restore history.” NewsChina talks to author Pai Hsien-yung, Pai’s son and a well-known writer, about his father’s role in some of modern China’s most era-defining military and political conflicts

August 2012 Issue | by Xie Ying, Fang Yimeng | The “Three Goods”

A Dubious Honor

An educational honors scheme initiated under Chairman Mao is seeing increasing public and institutional opposition, with many arguing that it gives certain students an unfair advantage. How much longer can it survive?

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May 2012 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | Protective Demolition

When Commerce Kills Culture

Rapid urbanization and a national growth model prioritizing material wealth at all costs is sounding the death knell for China’s few remaining historic buildings

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May 2012 Issue | by Yuan Ye | Protective Demolition

Making History, History

Numerous historical sites across China are being indiscriminately torn down to make way for modern high rises at the same time the government is attempting to celebrate national culture

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May 2012 Issue | by Xie Ying | Lei Feng

Man or Myth?

The government’s attempt to revive the image of Lei Feng is serving only to fuel curiosity about the man behind the model citizen

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March 2012 Issue | by Xie Ying, Yang Min | Rape of Nanking

A School and a Sanctuary

In 1937, Japanese soldiers sacked Nanking, then capital of the Republic of China, indiscriminately butchering and raping its inhabitants. Most accounts of the genocide mention a few foreigners who gave sanctuary to locals fleeing the slaughter, one of the most poignant involves schoolmistress Minnie Vautrin

March 2012 Issue | by Yuan Ye | Gao Hua

Believing in the Future

Progressive 20th-century historian Gao Hua was best known for his seminal book exposing the facts behind the Yan’an Rectification Movement, a dark period in the Communist Party’s history. Professor Gao’s death in late 2011 has provoked much reflection on his singular dedication to the pursuit of the truth

February 2012 Issue | by News China Magazine | The Year Ahead

FACES OF 2012

As China moves into a new year and toward a new era of leadership, the nation will likely see a fresh set of faces take center stage in 2012. With change on the horizon, NewsChina picks out those likely to make waves in the worlds of politics, society, business, sports and the arts over the coming year

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January 2012 Issue | by Huang Wei, Xie Ying | Spring Festival 1967-1980

The New Year That Wasn’t

As the Cultural Revolution raged across the country in early 1967, the Chinese Spring Festival holiday was cancelled, cutting through very roots of the nation’s culture and traditional values. NewsChina looks at how the most important date in the Chinese calendar became a day like any other

September 2011 Issue | by Shen Xinwang | 1982 Constitution

High Ideals

The Constitution promulgated in 1982 is representative of the idealism at the root of China’s legal system

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July 2011 Issue | by Xie Ying | Tsinghua University Centenary

Class of 1911

Founded as preparatory program funded by Boxer Rebellion indemnity retuned by the United States, Tsinghua University has since gone on to produce some of China’s foremost academics and scientists

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June 2011 Issue | by Xie Ying | Kinmen Barrage

The 50-Year Siege

As part of Mao’s Taiwan strategy, the Kinmen archipelago and its residents suffered decades of PLA shelling from the 1950s onwards. NewsChina examines how the bombardment of these small islands would prove key to the interplay between China and the US in the Taiwan Strait

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