The Conflict Between China's Street Hawkers and Urban Management Officers

Oct 01, 2013, 10:18 ET from NewsChina

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 2013 October issue of NewsChina magazine highlights the following headline topics:


Cover story "Mean Streets" discovers the fierce conflict between China's street hawkers and the urban management officers (or chengguan), which has become one of the most visible symptoms of a deep-rooted problem in China's cities.

International: "The New Normal" China's lukewarm attitude toward the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice indicates a subtle but significant policy shift.

Society: "The Guru" Wang Lin, a well-connected mystic who made a career out of convincing China's elite of his supernatural powers, recently fled to Hong Kong to avoid investigation. How did he fool so many people for so long?

Environment: "Death Maps" A new government-approved "cancer atlas" shows the correlation between water pollution and high cancer rates in the Huai River Basin.

Editorial: China must prevent a "hard landing" of public frustration Many liken Chinese society to a pressure cooker with no release valve.

Commentary: Liberalization is the real growth engine China should learn from its recent history and go back to developing its economy by letting it off the hook.

Society: Who Cares? A new law decrees that all Chinese citizens are now obliged to visit their parents regularly. Is forcing filial piety on the public the best way to stamp out neglect?

Culture: Maverick No More? China Central Television (CCTV) pins its hopes on popular movie director Feng Xiaogang to rescue its flagging televised Chinese New Year Gala from critical purgatory. But will Feng bring his trademark irreverence or just more orthodoxy to this event?

Economy: Spills, No Thrills No matter how "thrilling" pundits may have found the prospect of interest rate liberalization in China's stagnating economy, the process is unlikely to be fast.

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