February 2012 Issue
China plans to substantially raise its official poverty line, declaring over 100 million people officially poor. The move is a step in the right direction, but more problems need to be addressed if the country is to achieve its poverty reduction goals
Chinese authorities have finally moved to clean up a mess of unregulated commodities exchanges which had proved a magnet to reckless speculators. Will the government finally loosen restrictions limiting private access to legal investment channels?
In cities like Shanghai and Chongqing, a handful of high school girls have been exposed working as professional ‘escorts,’ apparently by choice. NewsChina looks into the motivation among young, educated girls to voluntarily walk the streets
Refurbished one and a half years ago, the exquisite ancient architecture of the 300-year-old Zhengyici Theater is more compelling than ever. However, this contemporary institution continues to struggle with re-introducting traditional opera to a modern audience
21 people were killed when an overloaded school bus collided with a heavy coal truck in a small village in Gansu Province in November, the deadliest of a recent spate of school bus crashes. NewsChina investigates
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