Ending Term Limits for China’s Xi Is a Big Deal. Here’s Why.

Chris Buck and Adam Wu
New York Times
What is at stake when China ends term limit on Xi’s presidency?

Chaos Again at Hong Kong’s Legislature as Chinese Intervention Said to Loom Large

Kevin Lui
Time
Two separatist lawmakers attempt to take their oaths of office for a fourth time, as rumors of direct Chinese intervention fly

LegCo Drama Rages On

Jeffie Lam et al
South China Morning Post
LegCo president Andrew Leung adjourns meeting after B. Leung and Yau force way into chamber; protest organizer estimates 10,000 came to denounce the duo

Environment

01.09.15

China’s Polluters Hit with Biggest-Ever Fines

from chinadialogue
Two days before a new environmental law came into effect, six polluting companies in Jiangsu were ordered by the province’s highest court to pay 160 million yuan ($26 million) in restoration costs for illegally dumping almost 25,000 tons of chemical...

China Mulls Giving Migrant Population More Equal Rights

Xinhua
Xinhua
China's migrant population may get equal access to more public services formerly restricted to the locals, according to a draft document of the government...

China Responds To Gun-Control Failure

Evan Osnos
New Yorker
To the Chinese who awoke to the news Thursday, it was a confusing object lesson in what they are so often told is a model political system. 

Does the News Need Legislating?

Lu Yuan
Does China need "news legislation?" This is a question frequently asked as journalism develops in the country. It recently resurfaced following a Caixin report on the flourishing IPO extortion industry. The practice,...