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  • Mending China's Buckling Social Security | 3-7 16:38
  • Part two of our special report on the "five haves" examines the preparedness of the China's social security system in facing a massive and rapidly aging population.
  • From Harmonious Society to the Five Haves pt. 1--Education | 3-6 15:37
  • The Chinese Communist Party has enshrined five key challenges to achieving a "harmonious society". As the two legislative sessions continue, the EO has prepared a special report on each of these "five haves". In part one, we explore China's education syst
  • Through Darkness and Cold, Chenzhou Rebuilds | 3-4 17:31
  • Though well versed in disaster preparedness and relief, Chenzhou was blindsided by snowstorms that left it without power, water, and transportation. Only recently has it begun to pick up the pieces.
  • A Taxing Time for China's Non-Profits | 2-19 15:07
  • A recent tax law has the potential to set back the financial sustainability of Chinese non-profit institutions.
  • Spring Festival Holiday Announcement | 2-1 20:49
  • Happy Chinese New Year to all of our readers! We will take a break from updating the site during the holidays. Click for more info...
  • Temporary Resident ... Forever | 1-29 11:24
  • For years, many non-Beijingers have lived as "temporary residents" in houses they own under a system that rejects them as aliens in the capital.
  • Songzhuang Land Rights Disputes Boil On | 1-25 13:36
  • Artists in a Beijing suburb may lose their houses as a result of rules banning the transfer of rural property to urban residents.
  • Cai Jiming: China Must Reform Rural Land Rights | 1-22 12:55
  • The EO interviews Cai Jiming, Tsinghua professor and reform advocate who is hard at work preparing land rights proposals for the two congresses later this year.
  • Farmland for Factories | 12-27 11:39
  • Villagers in Baitangkou have been "planting" factories on their farmland. Though clearly against the law, some argue that moving away from agriculture has enriched the community.
  • In the Footsteps of Wang Baoqiang | 12-18 17:11
  • Crowds wait anxiously every day in front of the Beijing Film Studio for their chance to become famous. The EO's Hu Rongping reports on a few steadfast dreamers in our human interest column.
  • For Low-income Housing, Head to the Hills | 12-7 15:44
  • Beijing residents who are struggling to make ends meet are finding that housing options are not what they used to be, despite recent attempts by the government to give them a boost.
  • Compromise in Love and Home | 11-16 15:07
  • While in-laws and parents relish newfound power over children whose houses they help purchase, couples are desperate to break out on their own.
  • Beijing: Farewell, Monthly Subway Passes | 11-15 13:29
  • A chapter closes for a Beijing transportation pass that some denounced as a symbol of preferential treatment for locals.
  • Weighed Down by Schoolbags | 11-5 15:26
  • Heavy workloads are sapping the mental and physical health of Chinese youth despite continued public demand for a more flexible education system.

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