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Farmers Selling Blood to Make Ends Meet

In Hubei’s Yunxian County, some come to sell their blood plasma — 600 cc for 168 yuan — to make ends meet. From China Youth Daily [CN], excerpted and translated by CDT: The white boat with 35 passengers...

Jiang Ping (江平): A Rule of Law is My Sole Conviction

China Newsweek reporter Han Yong (韩永) writes about Jiang Ping (江平) — legal scholar and former president of China University of Political Science and Law — and his views on the rule of law. Excerpted here and...

Corruption in Officials’ Private Lives

Signs of official corruption are often seen first in cadres’ private lives. The Outlook Weekly (《瞭望》) reports [CN] on government supervision, the role of civil society in monitoring corruption, and possible take-away...

One to One: Same Vote, Same Rights

Li Liang from Southern Weekend writes[CN] on possible changes and approaches to National People’s Congress representation as outlined in China’s Election Law. Presently, the Election Law stipulates that “the...

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