Parents of ‘left behind’ rural children to face prosecution 4 weeks agoBy Amedeo Tumolillo China's Ministry of Civil Affairs said that parents could lose custody of their children if they leave them behind for more than six months. By Amedeo Tumolillo Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.Get daily news to your inbox Subscribe China in 2 minutes a day Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox Subscribe See example newsletterMore from SupChina Our Podcast SinicaBeijing Meets Banjo: Wu Fei and Abigail WashburnTwo musicians find great harmony between Chinese and American folk music. http://supchina.com/podcast-player/31124/beijing-banjo-wu-fei-and-abigail-washburn.mp3Dec 08, 2016 http://supchina.com/podcast-player/31124/beijing-banjo-wu-fei-and-abigail-washburn.mp3 FeaturedDrop the One China fiction — just not this way PhotosWednesday, December 07The Pamir mountainsDec 07, 2016Politics via ForbesOpinion: Xi Jinping can be a strongman and a reformer, an approach that may be required by China's complex challengesBinary arguments that frame China as racing toward its own destruction or world domination fail to account for an authoritarian system that requires a leader able to amass enough power to enact disruptive reforms, writes Yuwa Hedrick-Wong.Business & tech via BloombergChinese stock markets fall out of step with the rest of the world and post their worst week in three monthsThe Shanghai Composite Index dropped 3.9 percent this week with the worst performance among 93 benchmark indexes around the world. Business & tech via WSJOpinion: China needs to reconsider monetary easing to avoid a liquidity trap in which companies are hesitant to borrow"The key to avoiding the trap that often hits middle-income nations is productivity growth, not pouring more concrete," the author writes. "Government spending and investment by state firms crowd out private companies and consumers."