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China's leaders promise reforms -- but can they deliver?

Nov 18, 2013
After China issued its 20,000-word reform document Friday night, the media’s focus was on proposed changes to the one-child policy. But there were a slew of ambitious economic reforms in there, too.

China Eases One-Child Policy

Nov 15, 2013
China to ease restrictions on one-child policy among other reforms.

Fathering seven children in a one-child society: Famous director's kids spark big debate in China

May 13, 2013
China's most celebrated movie director and choreographer of the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, Zhang Yimou faces $26 million in fines after state media reported he has fathered at least seven children with up to four women. The scandal has…

Leadership change to be announced in China

Nov 8, 2012
The Chinese Communist Party will hand over power to China's next leader during its party congress this week.

China on track? The view from the slow train

Sep 19, 2012
As China prepares for the first leadership transition in a decade, Marketplace's Rob Schmitz talks to passengers on China's slowest and fastest trains to find out whether they think country is on the right track.

China on track? The view from the bullet train

Sep 18, 2012
As China prepares for its first leadership transition in a decade, Marketplace's Rob Schmitz talks to passengers on China's slowest and fastest trains to find out whether they think country is on the right track.

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Why China's Bo Xilai scandal matters to the U.S.

Apr 24, 2012
Shanghai bureau chief Rob Schmitz discusses the impact of the scandal involving China's charismatic and disgraced Communist party official Bo Xilai, and what it means for the country's future.

China's forecast for the year of the dragon

Jan 20, 2012
Growth is slowing, inflation is still high and there's a leadership change in store for China in 2012.

China's Rocket Launches to the Tune of "America the Beautiful"

Sep 30, 2011
Photo: AFP/Getty It's been a tough week for China's government. First, you had a terrible subway crash in Shanghai that injure...