China's State-owned Enterprises Reform to Fire up Once Again

Feb 19, 2014, 13:31 ET from NewsChina

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 2014 March issue of NewsChina magazine highlights the following headline topics:

The cover story "Fat Cat's Cradle" features the reform of China's State-owned enterprises (SOE) after 10 years of stagnation.

Politics: Out of the Shadows With a new website and transparency pledge, the Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection might just be growing power.

Economy: Feeding Demand As urbanization accelerates, it is gobbling up China's farmland, polluting what hasn't been built upon. A nation that once prided itself on self-sufficiency in agriculture is now looking to others to help feed its massive population.

Environment: Only One Chance Scientists and conservationists continue to struggle to save the critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise.

Society: At What Cost?  The huge fine imposed on movie director Zhang Yimou for violations of the country's stringent family planning law has led to increased scrutiny of the "social maintenance fees" used to punish those who flout the One Child Policy.

History: One for All Despite being one of China's longest-running national policies, the One Child Policy has been bitterly contested since it was first implemented in 1980. NewsChina looks into the policy's inception, and how it has changed with the times.

Editorial: A sustainable social security system should start with limiting government power By advocating later retirement and higher social security payments, the government is ignoring calls for transparency and fairness.

Commentary: Fracking changes everything China's onshore oil industry is dominated by the political interests of two State-owned behemoths.

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