Hello and welcome to the 33rd issue of Beijing Review.
Cover design by Cui Xiaodong
Winning Isn't Everything is about the Rio Olympics, which is making a splash, thanks in part to the on-line sensation Fu Yuanhui and her enthusiasm. China seems to have become less focused on winning and more on enjoying the competition and Olympic spirit.
A Map to Middle Incomers' Havens centers on China's middle class. Although they may seem to be increasing in number statistically, the country has yet to overcome some major obstacles in order to expand the middle income group and further facilitate its economic reform and ensure sound wealth distribution.
Abe Extends the Right Hand is a piece on the reshuffle of the Japanese cabinet by its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of a constitutional pledge.
Copyedited by Bryan Michael Galvan
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