EDITOR'S DESK
The Focus Is on Farmers
  
 



 
VOL.49 NO.11 MAR.16 2006
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  Cover Story  
For years China's economy was planned and run by the state. Since reform and opening up in 1978, the private sector has played an increasingly important role.
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Fourth Session 10th National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

PEOPLE & POINTS
Advising on Agenda for Reform

 
VIEWPOINT
--Global Imbalance: Onus on the United States
--Eyes on the Economy

More Stories
NATION
Calling Shanghai Home
After 50 years, the Jewish community returns
Pedal to the Medal
Carrying the torch from China's Olympic success in Turin
WORLD
Alarm Bells Are Ringing
With spring comes new bird flu warnings in China
A Passage to South Asia
President Bush's strategic visits
In the Eye of a Storm
Iraq edges closer to all-out civil war
BUSINESS
Fueling the Engine
Despite continuing restrictions, private industry is driving Chinese growth
See-Through Budgets
How does the Central Government spend the people's money?
Going for Gold
All that glitters is China's hottest commodity
Legal-Ease: Beijing & Northeast China Investment Facts
State of the Market
FORUM

Should Rich and Poor Live Apart?

EXPAT'S EYE
Spit Happens
Lessons in decorum for Beijing's phlegmy masses
 
 
EAGER FOR EDUCATION
Two primary school girls in Pumiao Town, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, can's keep form smilling as they proudly hold their new textbooks offered free by the local government.
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