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EFFECTIVE

A landmark medical reform that separates drug sales from medical treatment at public hospitals and scraps the previous markup on drugs in the old pricing system was implemented a month ago. China News Service reported that many patients said the price of drugs has decreased. According to Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, the patient flow at tertiary hospitals has reduced by 15.1 percent and patients would gradually start going to medical institutions at the grassroots for treatment of non-critical diseases.

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The Belt and Road forum held in Beijing in May heralds China's strategy of globalisation 2.0. How much China has invested in the BRI? How can other countries along the routes join in and benefit from the opportunities? (p.20-25) Technologically China has often been perceived as playing the catch-up game. Not in Artificial Intelligence, which the country's tech giants are spearheading with some success. (p. 34-43) A migrant worker has taken the country by storm in her Dickensian essay about her hard life in modern Beijing. (p.52-55)