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May 2016 Issue | by Zhou Fengting | Older Snowbirds

Southbound Seniors

A growing number of retirees from northern China are leaving their freezing hometowns to fly south for a warmer winter, bringing their destination cities both opportunities and challenges

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April 2016 Issue | by Gao Min, Yang Di, Liu Ziqian | Migrant Children

Unintended Consequences

An admissions policy that keeps most migrant children from enrolling in Beijing schools has pushed many to leave their families for boarding schools in surrounding areas, effectively creating an “education belt,” to the chagrin of overstretched public schools and the delight of thriving private ones

Photo by AFP

January 2016 Issue | by Li Jia | 13th Five-year Plan

Rule of Fives

China’s growth slowdown and the central government’s ambitious vision could provide a new bittersweet context for economic reform. A bottom-up driving force should not be underestimated

January 2016 Issue | by Li Jia | 13th Five-year Plan

New Games, New Rules

By shaking up major platforms for global and regional economic governance, China is displaying both ambition and caution on its journey towards becoming a global rule maker

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December 2015 Issue | by Qian Wei | Alzheimer’s in China

Mounting Threat

As China’s older demographic swells rapidly, its Alzheimer’s-affected population also booms, yet the general public remains unaware of the disease’s severity and the massive challenges it poses for families and society as a whole

September 2015 Issue | by Xie Ying | Campus Bullying

Victims of Silence

Video footage of violence on Chinese school campuses has provoked public alarm, with some calling for criminal prosecution of the worst offenders. Experts, however, believe that society, not the law, needs to take responsibility

May 2015 Issue | by Rowan Williams, Shirong Chen | AIIB


When the UK ignored the special relationship and threw its weight behind the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on March 12, it secured the future of a project crucial for Beijing’s long-term goals

May 2015 Issue | by Kerry Brown | AIIB


The positive aspects of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank far outweigh the negatives highlighted by Washington. A more nuanced understanding of international relations is required

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January 2015 Issue | by Yu Xiaodong | APEC


Despite landmark deals reached between the US and China during the recent APEC summit in Beijing, the world’s two largest economies remain in competition for leadership in East Asia

December 2014 Issue | by Su Xiaoming, Yang Di, Li Jia | Anti-social Crime

Villains and Victims

China is asking why some citizens seem to be driven to commit horrific attacks against innocents, often without an apparent motive. Whatever the reasons, a consensus seems to be emerging as to how to resolve this social illness

November 2014 Issue | by Du Guodong, Yang Di | Drugs Crackdown


China’s recent high-profile crackdown on drugs has won the country’s narcotics police some positive publicity, but increasingly sophisticated smuggling methods and the rise of new synthetic drugs pose an unprecedented challenge to law enforcement

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November 2014 Issue | by Liu Ziqian | Narcotics Officer


Half of China’s illicit drugs enter the country via Yunnan Province, keeping the province’s narcotics force on their toes. NewsChina speaks to a Yunnan drug detective about the double-life of an undercover narc

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