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Politics

June 2016 Issue | by Li Jia, Xu Tian | Urbanization

Changing Hands

Chen Xiwen, one of China’s most prominent specialists on rural affairs, strongly opposes recent proposals to overturn China’s land ownership system and allow urbanites to buy the rural residential land left unattended by migrant workers

June 2016 Issue | by Xie Ying, Cai Rupeng | Social Insurance

Who Pays the Price?

As more local governments cut employer contributions to social insurance funds in order to boost struggling businesses, employees worry they will ultimately foot the bill

May 2016 Issue | by Xie Ying | Enclosed Communities

Gate Mail

Chinese government plans to replace ubiquitous enclosed residential communities with open blocks similar to those in Western countries. They may have a fight on their hands

May 2016 Issue | by Zhou Qunfeng, Yuan Ye | Demotions

Leap Into The Unknown

A new method to punish corrupt officials, described in the media as “cliff-jumping demotion,” has increasingly found favor with anti-graft enforcers

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May 2016 Issue | by Li Jia | Two Sessions

Retooling Reform

The Chinese market often thinks differently than those who attempt to command it. With better communication and a more thorough understanding of market forces, upcoming policies might have a better chance of bringing about their intended results

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May 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | Two Sessions

Playing Politics

With economics at the forefront of this year’s agenda, China maintains its cautious but firm positions on political issues

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April 2016 Issue | by Xi Zhigang | Military Reform

The Top’s Priorities

In the wake of a high-profile pledge from Xi Jinping in November, details of China’s ambitious military reform program aimed at turning the PLA into a modern army have gradually been unveiled

April 2016 Issue | by Wang Shan | Hukou Reform

Points Of No Return

The Beijing municipal government has issued a draft regulation offering the chance to obtain permanent residence, or hukou, to the city’s vast number of migrants. Few, however, are likely to make the grade

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March 2016 Issue | by Li Teng, Yuan Ye | Calligraphers Association

Graphical Graft

Controversies surrounding one of China’s largest artist associations, the China Calligraphers Association, have sparked calls for its disbandment

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February 2016 Issue | by Xi Zhigang | Military Reform

Battle of Wills

Xi Jinping’s Central Military Commission seems determined to overcome institutional resistance to implement a ‘revolutionary’ overhaul of the PLA

February 2016 Issue | by Wang Shan | College Corruption

Intellectual Disgrace

To put a stop to the systemic corruption in the realm of education, Chinese universities need to develop adequate internal supervision and a new power structure

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February 2016 Issue | by Wang Yan | Climate Change

Changing Attitude

Six years after Copenhagen, China’s official stance on its own responsibility in the fight against climate change has experienced a sea change

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