China's 10 Biggest Stories in 2016

China's 10 Biggest Stories in 2016
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A look back at another year of significant change in China.

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Two-child policy officially implemented, one-child policy comes to an end
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Is China's Two-Child Policy Too Late?
Two-Child Policy Linked to Sudden Spike in China’s Maternal Death Rate

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) opens for business in rebuff to US control of international financial institutions
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Is The Sovereignty Clause Influencing Taiwan's Attendance in AIIB?
Taiwan’s Absence from China-led Investment Fund Confirmed

China’s military reforms, including technology upgrades and reorganizing the People's Liberation Army into five theater commands
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The Chinese Navy: Steaming in Modern Asia, Exploring a Post-Modern World
Propaganda and Progress in China's Military Reforms
China's Party-Military Relations After Xi’s Military Reforms
PLA 2.0: China's Military Intelligence Upgrade
PLA 2.0: China's Military Intelligence Plays Catch-Up

Southern China floods impact 32 million people, more than 300 people killed in the most severe flooding in the country since 1998
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Flood Buffer: The Changing Currents of a National Story
Heavy Rain, Floods Wreck Southern and Eastern China

The Philippines wins the South China Sea arbitration against China, but tension quickly eased under new Philippines leader
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Philippines Win Landmark South China Sea Ruling
The East is Red

China ranks third at the Rio Olympics and Fu Yuanhui captures the hearts of millions
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Meet Fu Yuanhui, The Most Lovable Athlete At The Rio Olympics
Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB beat China to finish second in medal table
China's media is not happy with its Olympic athletes' medal total
Rio Olympics: Is team GB doing well - or is China doing badly?

Shenzhou 11, a human spaceflight, is launched successfully as China continues to make gains in its space program
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China’s Space Station Ambitions
China’s Secret Weapon in Space

China tightens control of the Internet and civil society via sweeping measures through the year
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The Rise of the Chinese National Security State Under Xi Jinping
Popular Political Blog Goes Offline in China
China Takes Internet Censorship to New Level
China to Online News Organizations: No More Social Media to Source Your Stories

Beijing erodes Hong Kong autonomy amid independence movement
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ANALYSIS: Political Vetting in the Hong Kong Election
ANALYSIS: Spotlight on Hong Kong Independence
Hong Kong’s 'Anti-Beijing' Legislators Ruffle Feathers Taking Oath
Hong Kong's Swearing-in Storm: Another Risk Worth Taking?
Beijing Strikes Back: The Risks of Hong Kong's 'Oathgate' Defined

Bombing at Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
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Explosion at Chinese Embassy in Bishkek

Editor: Edward White