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May 2011 Issue | by Han Fudong | 816 Nuclear Plant

Mao’s Mountain Fortress

Nearly 50 years ago, over 60,000 soldiers and workers were dispatched to Chongqing, southwestern China, to hollow out a remote mountain to house a secret nuclear weapons facility. The never-completed project was abandoned in 1984 and finally re-opened as a tourist attraction in 2010. NewsChina explores the history of the 816 Plant

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April 2011 Issue | by Yang Shiyang, Xie Ying | The Last Emperor

Heaven’s Fallen Son

Almost 50 years ago, the autobiography of China’s last emperor, Aisin Gioro Puyi, was published both in China and abroad, much-modified from Puyi’s original manuscript, which was subjected to heavy censorship and countless rewrites. A new, purportedly more complete edition, has finally been made public, but the enigmatic life of China’s final monarch still seems to lack a definitive account

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March 2011 Issue | by Yang Min, Xie Ying | Prostitute Re-education in 1949

Forced Emancipation

Shortly after the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949, prostitution was formally outlawed. The new government closed down brothels and attempted to rehabilitate hundreds of thousands of sex workers. However, their success was short-lived.

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January 2011 Issue | by Xie Ying, Huang Aihe | 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

Shared Memories

Rarely do individual soldiers have any influence on the outcome of war itself. Yet for many of us, it is their deeply personal accounts that come to define it. On the anniversary of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, NewsChina reflects on the experiences of veterans on both sides of the conflict.

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December 2010 Issue | by Xie Ying | Zhang Jingsheng

China’s Kinsey

Facing widespread condemnation from the conservative elite, Zhang Jingsheng pioneered sex education and sexology 
in the early 20th century.

November 2010 Issue | by Xie Ying | China’s Great War

Forgotten Allies

Starting in the summer of 1916, 140,000 Chinese laborers traveled thousands of miles to dig trenches for the European powers in war-ravaged France and Belgium. To this day, the fate of over 20,000 that never returned to China, is unknown.

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October 2010 Issue | by Xie Ying | World’s Fair Debut

Old China, Old Expo

The Shanghai Expo has broken records for both visitor numbers and budget. The country has come a long way since its official Expo debut at the St Louis World’s Fair in 1904.

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