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Chengdu Ex-Mayor Faces Corruption Charges

Li Chuncheng was Chengdu’s overlord for years before ascending to the No. 2 political position in the province. Now he is under investigation for corruption and faces the Party axe.

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The Rising Cost of Chengdu Living

The cheap, comfy Chengdu we once knew is on its way out. In its place emerges an economic powerhouse in the making, putting a pinch on wallets across the city.

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Learning from Public Reaction to the Wenzhou Train Collision

Is this the end of a China dream? There’s a lot to learn from public response to the Wenzhou train crash which recently occurred.

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The Ace of Diamonds: Surviving the 2008 Earthquake

Three years ago, Charlie and two friends set out on a daytime motorcycle trip to nearby Qingcheng Shan, one of the birthplaces of Daoism. Chaos ensued as the region was ravaged by a 9.0 earthquake.

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Chengdu’s Pilot Program to Abolish the Hukou

Rural migrants – the oil that has kept the Chinese economic engine greased – are about to get an upgrade to their social status. Or is it that simple?

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