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No public show

WHAT we really want to see are clean rivers in which people can swim any time, not a clean portion of otherwise polluted rivers. We don’t need a show in so-called “swimmable” rivers. We should make laws ...

July 4, 2014, Friday

Statistics, statistics, and statistics!

Jumping of officials into a river may assuage public fear of the water quality of the river, but such a public stunt cannot withstand closer scrutiny. Ultimately, people believe in statistics. Without ...

July 4, 2014, Friday

GDP is out

AN official’s political life now hinges more and more upon environmental issues. Officials will lose face if they rank low on the list of environmental protection. Zhejiang Province has taken the lead ...

July 4, 2014, Friday

Artistic behavior

Jumping of officials into a river is really an artistic behavior, which is probably more obvious than statistics to the general public. If the general public choose to trust officials’ jumping show instead ...

July 4, 2014, Friday

Ridding Internet of incitement to terrorism is a war China needs to win

IF terrorism is threatening the world like a cancer, online videos and audio promoting terrorism are like cordial that speeds up the growth of the cancer. China is determined to eliminate such content ...

June 30, 2014, Monday

Curbing approval powers to cut cardres’ corruption

The other day I called my friend for a cup of coffee but was told he was a dozen kilometers away, waiting in line to have his car checked in accordance with an old state rule. He called me back the next ...

June 24, 2014, Tuesday

Which megatrends merit investment?

In 2003-2004, Hong Kong-based Chang Sun, managing director of private equity firm Warburg Pincus, surveyed prominent economists and researchers on China’s megatrends for the next decade. The megatrends ...

January 29, 2014, Wednesday

Reform plan a quantum leap for a better life

This November, the Third Plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee culminated in a sweeping 60-point blueprint for economic, social and legal reforms.The blueprint turned out to be “far more detailed, ...

December 24, 2013, Tuesday

How home ownership boosts entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship can do a lot to drive economic growth, but what spurs entrepreneurship? Shing-Yi Wang, a professor of business economics and public policy at Wharton, sheds light on that question in ...

November 20, 2013, Wednesday

Smarter cities require reforms in hukou, planning and finance

Over the last 30 years, the rate of urbanization in China has left other nations in the dust. More than 500 million Chinese citizens have moved into the country’s mushrooming cities since the early 1980s, ...

November 4, 2013, Monday


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