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In China’s heart, its name barely known-Jim Yardley

from the International Herald Tribune ((link) DONGXIANG, China No, the old man answered, standing in his bare home deep in a mountain ravine, he had never seen an airplane. Tie Yongxiang had never watched television, either. He listened to the informal pop quiz and seemed pleased when he could answer the last question in the […]

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China throws farm tax into dustbin of history-PTI

From the Financial Express (link) Amid China’s efforts to bridge the widening chasm between the rich and poor, the government has thrown agriculture tax into the dustbin of history, rescinding the 2,600-year-long practice which could improve the lot of some 800 million peasants. “We will completely rescind the agricultural tax throughout the country, throwing it […]

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China Promotes New Rural Reform Package – China Confidential

From China Confidential blog (link): The annual session of China’s rubber stamp parliament started Sunday, and a new reform plan for the troubled countryside was at the top of the agenda. The plan, which aims to create “a socialist countryside,” is the centerpiece of China’s next five-year plan, which the so-called parliament–officially known as the […]

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Baby Adoption Case Draws Scrutiny in China-Joe McDonald

From AP, via the Washinton Post (link): Liang Guihong is a goodhearted 56-year-old woman who finds homes for abandoned infants. Or she’s a leader of a gang that sold abducted babies, some of whom were adopted abroad. A court in southern China sentenced Liang last month to 15 years in prison after she was convicted, […]

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