EDITOR'S DESK
Urban Grassroots Democracy
  
 



 
VOL.49 NO.01 JAN 5, 2005
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  Cover Story  
The word democracy is powerful. In China, government is using it to describe a changing form of community organization. Neighborhoods across the country have long had residents' committees, where people keep close watch on their community.
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PEOPLE & POINTS

LEFT TURN FOR BOLIVIA

 
VIEWPOINT
Adjusting Growth
How China and the U.S. can establish better economic relations

More Stories
NATION
Hutong Power
Local governance under reform
Democracy in the Making
Sewing seeds at the grassroots
Community Construction
One woman's story of the neighborhood watch
No Full House
Repeated embezzlement of housing funds
Spilling Out
Environmental protection full of holes
The Empire Strikes Back
Fun and Games
Breaking Guinness records a Chinese trend
WORLD
Global Economic Review
Being Secure
The changing concept of global security
Troubled Talks
Rescuing the six-party talks on Korean nuclear issue
In Development
Ethiopian minister talks success and setbacks
BUSINESS
Learning the 3Cs
Companies peer into the digital future
Ready for Skype?
Policy restrictions hamper VoIP in China
Alternative Agriculture
Bioenergy grabbing Chinese attention
Legal-Ease: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act's Implications for U.S. Companies in China
State of the Market
FORUM

Will the Ban on Liquor Sales to Juveniles Be Effective?

 
 
Praise From High
Chinese President Hu Jintao (right) greets Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), who was on a trip to report his work to the Central Government December 27-28.
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