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Stalks of harvested corn dry in Tongxian county on the outskirts of Beijing as a farmer works his plot adjacent to a factory. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

China's Land Reform Will Be Neither Quick nor Clean

With the end of the housing construction boom, Beijing has announced a measure to enact land reform on the county level — albeit on a small scale.

HKND Group Chairman and CEO Wang Jing (L) during the inauguration of the canal in Tola, Nicaragua, on Dec. 22. (INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images)

How a Chinese Billionaire Got Invested in Nicaragua's Canal Plan

Why is one of China's richest men funding a rival to the Panama Canal, and why isn't Beijing helping?

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (R) after a meeting in 2014. (DANIEL DAL ZENNARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Italy Seeks Cooperation from Russia

Rome will ask Moscow for concessions on issues that it may not be able to grant.