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February 2016 Issue | by Wang Yan | Climate Change

Words Into Action

NewsChina interviews Liu Zhenmin, vice minister of foreign affairs and deputy head of the Chinese delegation in Paris, to find out what China’s role was in breaking the decades-long deadlock, which many blamed in part on recalcitrance in Beijing and Washington

Photo by Liao Pan

January 2016 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | Historic Handshake

The Science of Symbolism

Beijing is sending a new message to Taiwan’s next leader through Xi Jinping’s historic meeting with outgoing incumbent Ma Ying-jeou

Photo by CNS

January 2016 Issue | by Zhou Qunfeng, Du Guodong | Family Planning Policy

Boom Over Bust

China now allows all married couples to have two children, but to what extent this adjustment will boost population growth depends on supporting policies

Photo by IC

December 2015 Issue | by Xi Zhigang, Xie Ying | Military Downsizing

Fewer, Fast-er, Stronger

President Xi Jinping has announced that China will downsize its total number of military personnel in order to streamline and modernize its armed forces. What does that mean for the People’s Liberation Army?

December 2015 Issue | by Min Jie | Foreign Investment

Going Negative

China has recently announced that in 2018 it will further open up to foreign investment by adopting a nationwide “negative list” that outlines restricted investment sectors while emphasizing that anything unlisted is fair game

Photo by IC

December 2015 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | China-US Relations

Cooperative Competition

While the recent US-China summit appears to have temporarily arrested the downward spiral in relations between Washington and Beijing, the future of the Sino-US bilateral relationship remains replete with uncertainties

Photo by Xinhua and AFP

December 2015 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | China-US Relations

One Song, Two Tunes

With visibly different approaches and objectives, China and the US are not on the same page regarding the significance of Xi Jinping’s recent state visit to the US. Is this what is meant by the ‘new normal’?

November 2015 Issue | by Xie Ying | Child Sex Laws

An Uncomfortable Debate

China has finally removed a controversial ‘soliciting underage prostitutes’ statute, reclassifying such activities as statutory rape. However, disputes over the country’s child protection laws continue to rage

Photo by Xinhua

November 2015 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | Parade Diplomacy

Leaders, Weapons and Politics

The gravity attached to China’s recent military parade makes every official’s presence, absence, position and handshake a symbol of China’s growing strength and its complex relationships with other regional powers

November 2015 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | Parade Diplomacy


With its grand military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the victory of China’s war against Japanese aggression, China reasserts its position in the postwar international order

October 2015 Issue | by Li Teng | Administrative Procedure Law

The Power to Sue

China’s new administrative litigation law has made it easier for private citizens to sue the government, but it has shown little effect in curbing abuse of power

October 2015 Issue | by Han Yong | Environmental Index

Measuring Up

Following a policy pledge to protect the country’s environment from irresponsible developers, China’s leadership is trying to set up a “green index” to hold officials accountable for environmental damage that occurs on their watch

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