1984, The Year That Made Modern China

NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2014 September issue of NewsChina magazine highlights the following headline topics:

The cover story Accommodating Commodities highlights the year of 1984, which marked China's first big step toward a commodity-based -- rather than a centrally planned -- economic system. NewsChina looks into how market economics, long painted as the defining attribute of the capitalist system, began its journey into China's socialist economy, with the support of then paramount leader Deng Xiaoping.

Politics: Tipping the Scale With new recruitment guidelines, the Communist Party of China is looking to consolidate its rule by cutting loose legions of fair-weather members.

International: Putative Partnerships Xi Jinping's recent visit to South Korea shows common ground between the two countries, which analysts argue may reshape the geopolitical landscape in Northeast Asia.

Historic Visit: Learning to Listen The grassroots activities of mainland official Zhang Zhijun on his historic visit to Taiwan are being seen as an effort to foster a more reciprocal dialog across the Taiwan Strait.

Economy: Target: 10 Million Poverty alleviation director Liu Yongfu on the central government's action plan to lift 10 million Chinese citizens out of poverty before 2015.

Society: Man About Towns NewsChina meets with Ruan Yisan, one of China's most important conservationists who was responsible for saving countless historic towns from the wrecking balls.

Culture: Evolution or Extinction? The runway box office success of Transformers: Age of Extinction in China has not eclipsed controversies surrounding its approach to including "Chinese elements." Can Hollywood and China produce a co-production that is both creative and commercially valid?

Editorial: Budget transparency is the key to tackling corruption The lack of transparency and supervision of government budgets has been one of the major causes of widespread corruption.

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