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Special Report

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January 2014 Issue | by Wang Yan, Qian Wei | Chinese Honey

HIVE MINDED

China’s indigenous honey bee is under threat from both environmental degradation and competing species

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January 2014 Issue | by Wang Yan | Chinese Honey

A STICKY SITUATION

A glut of counterfeiting has left the reputation of China’s vast honey industry in tatters. Is there any hope for recovery?

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December 2013 Issue | by Li Jia | Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Fourth Time’s the Charm

As China approaches its so-called “fourth openness surge,” care must be taken to ensure efforts are genuine

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December 2013 Issue | by Li Jia | Shanghai Free Trade Zone

All for the Rookies

The newly opened Shanghai Free-Trade Zone may look like open season for foreign enterprises, but domestic private investors are providing the real momentum

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November 2013 Issue | by Liu Yanxun, Yuan Ye | Gender Equality

Lunatic Endeavor

Feminism and the struggle for gender equality in China are slowly being pushed back to the fringes, as commercialism leads to a retrenchment of social values. We meet a few of the women who are trying to fight back

November 2013 Issue | by Xie Ying | Gender Equality

Tradition on Trial

After Confucianism made the maintenance of inequality between the sexes fundamental to political philosophy in China for two millennia, it is unsurprising that even modern Chinese women struggle to recognize just how marginalized they have remained

September 2013 Issue | by Han Yong, Xie Ying | Corruption

Can’t Beat ’Em? Promote ’Em

NewsChina investigates why so many known corrupt officials in Fuyang, Anhui Province continue to be promoted to higher ranks

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September 2013 Issue | by Han Yong | Corruption

Graft Breeds Graft

The gap between the investigation and prosecution of official corruption cases casts doubt on the government’s ability to bring the bad to book

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June 2013 Issue | by Yang Zhongxu, Yu Xiaodong | Urbanization

Blessing or Burden?

A shrinking trade surplus and economic uncertainty are looming over China’s new leadership. Their response has been a renewed call for further urbanization to boost domestic consumption. But are even bigger cities the solution?

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June 2013 Issue | by Zhou Zhenghua, Yu Xiaodong | Urbanization

Flipping Farmland

While China’s new leadership has stated its aims to liberalize rural land policy as a part of a grand urbanization strategy, it seems reluctant to proceed

May 2013 Issue | by Xie Ying | SARS - 10 Years On

SARS SCARS

10 years ago, China was struck by an epidemic of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), and paid a heavy price for failings in its public health system. NewsChina revisits China's biggest public health scare of the 21st Century

May 2013 Issue | by News China Magazine | SARS - 10 Years On

The Price of Survival

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TROTSKY IN CHINA

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What do Chinese People Want?

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THE HERMIT HUNTER

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Prize Fighter

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Dams in Distress

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Pathologically Politicized

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HIVE MINDED

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The New Class

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Exam Boot Camp

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From Stall to Mall

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In Whose Court?

The failure of the country’s administrative litigation system has prompted…[More]

Tradition on Trial

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Inevitable Brutality

The vicious murder of a doctor in a Zhejiang hospital shows…[More]

Progress or Pornography?

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Graft Breeds Graft

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Problem Solved?

Former Politburo member Bo Xilai’s public trial sends mixed messages…[More]

Saving Nature

The concept of animal welfare is yet to be widely acknowledged…[More]

Who Cares?

A new law decrees that all Chinese citizens are now obliged…[More]

BEWILDERING

A 74-year-old man surnamed Xie from Shenyang, Liaoning Province was duped out of 420,000 yuan (US$69,342), despite bank employees’ efforts to…[More]

ANGRY

A policeman pulled his gun to dissuade villagers from stealing oranges…[More]

An Avoidable Tragedy

Poor city planning and lax safety regulations turned a minor gas…[More]

Mean Streets

The chengguan system has become the most visible symptom of a…[More]

How do Chinese people live?

So, the bottom line is that Beijing is an expensive place.…[More]

Back in Action

After stagnating for 10 years, China’s SOE reform has fired up…[More]

THE HANGING DEAD

The hanging coffins of the Bo people, a Chinese ethnic minority…[More]

AMUSING

Wang Xun, an archeologist with Peking University, arranged the bones of…[More]

Trust Trip

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Fading Lights

For those who grew up under the bright lights of China…[More]