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‘More cosmopolitan, more lively, more global’ is how the China Daily summed up the year 2016 in China.

It was also a year of more control. The Chinese Communist Party laid down strict new rules of conduct for its members, continued to assert its dominance over everything from the Internet to the South China Sea and announced a new Five-Year Plan that Greenpeace called ‘quite possibly the most important document in the world in setting the pace of acting on climate change’.

The China Story Yearbook 2016: Control surveys the year in China’s economy, population planning, law enforcement and reform, environment, Internet, medicine, religion, education, historiography, foreign affairs, and culture, as well as developments in Taiwan and Hong Kong.


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Jun 2017
ANU Press
China Story Yearbook
Australian Centre on China in the World
Arts & Humanities: Cultural Studies; Business & Economics; Social Sciences: Politics & International Studies
East Asia: China

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Chapter 1

Forum · The Environment: Control and Punishment

Chapter 2

Forum · Dissent

Chapter 3

Forum · Thought Control

Chapter 4

Forum · Managing the Past

Chapter 5

Forum · Mind, Body, And Soul

Chapter 6

Forum · 'Computer Says No'

Chapter 7

Forum · Reaching Out, Pulling In

Chapter 8

Forum · Diasporic Dilemmas

Chapter 9

Forum · Alien Invasion


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