East Asia

Argument

Meet Kim Jong Un's New Nuclear Warriors

What a rising generation of scientists and apparatchiks means for North Korea's nuclear program. 

Michael Madden |

ChinaFile

'The Government Wouldn't Fund Something Like This'

Watch: China's privately-funded Jianchuan Museums are a warning to future generations.

Joshua Frank |

Argument

From Glasgow to Kashmir

Will Scotland's vote spur separatism in Asia?

Jonah Blank |

Dispatch

The Admiral's Revenge

Epic battles, evil Japanese, and the Sewol ferry sinking: Why this South Korean blockbuster is breaking every box office record.

Se-Woong Koo |

ChinaFile

What's Wrong With Hong Kong?

Three reasons why China's laboratory for ideas now faces a murky future.

Nicholas Bequelin |

Argument

The Rise and Fall of Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai

The long, tricky frenemyship of Asia’s two biggest powers.

Sergey Radchenko |

Tea Leaf Nation

‘What’s So Wrong with Splitting up?’

Chinese netizens use the Scottish referendum to discuss democracy in their own backyard.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Flame of Chinese Nationalism

The Communist Party can't entirely control what it's helped create. That poses a risk to China, and the world.

Jessica Chen Weiss |

Argument

History Is So Not Over

It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.

Alina Rocha Menocal |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Social Media Underground

Fake terrorism threats, online dissidents, and smear campaigns by bogus accounts -- it's all part of Twitter's Chinatown.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

COLUMN

All Your Pivots Are Belong to Us

What America's halfhearted "rebalancing" to Asia must look like in Beijing.

Kori Schake |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Apple Watch, the Rolex, and Buddhist Prayer Beads

How an anticorruption crackdown might complicate the new Apple smartwatch's prospects in China.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

A New Definition of Chinese Patriotism

Communist authorities are increasingly insisting that loving the party is a precursor to loving the country.

Rachel Lu |

Argument

How Do You Say 'Kingslayer' in Japanese?

Meet the man who could unseat Shinzo Abe in the next election.

Tobias Harris |

Tea Leaf Nation

Are Chinese Donations to American Universities Unpatriotic?

Netizens want Chinese money to fund Chinese schools, but the country's billionaires have reason to hesitate.

Shujie Leng |

Tea Leaf Nation

iPhone 6: Designed in California, Leaked in China

Are all those online iPhone 6 videos and rumors a problem for Apple?

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

Gay Marriage Isn't Legal in China -- but a British Diplomat Did it Anyway

The recent Beijing nuptials of Brian Davidson are the talk of Weibo.

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

How U.S. Soft Power Won the Chinese Box Office

Chinese have noticed how ‘Transformers 4’ took their money -- then depicted Texans saving the human race anyway.

Ying Zhu |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Fight Against Mooncake Graft Goes Digital

China's anti-corruption campaign trains its sights on online gift-giving. 

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

Xinjiang, Unsettled

Capturing the often-wrenching change in one of China's most fraught regions.

Gilles Sabrié |

In Box

Born Into Bad Luck

The sad fate of Japan's fire horse women.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Tea Leaf Nation

Found in Translation

Netizens cry foul when a new Chinese media outlet selectively translates an Economist cover article.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

Report: Hong Kong Becoming ‘Mere Second-Tier’ Chinese City

The financial center’s specialness is in ever-greater danger.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Democracy is Contagious

What message does civil unrest in Hong Kong send to the rest of China?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Most Popular Government Feed

China's anti-vice campagin does clickbait on social media better than you think.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mahmud -- Not Just Another Mainland Tourist in Hong Kong

A Uighur jade trader gets a rare chance to visit Hong Kong and has a taste of the freedom he does not enjoy back home.

Jun Mai |

Tea Leaf Nation

Bloody Brawl Breaks Out During Military Training -- at a Chinese High School

Chinese social media can't agree whether to blame an out-of-control military or spoiled youth.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Chinese Communist Party Just Opened a WeChat Account

An eclectic social media debut for the world's largest political organization.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese People Are Also Horrified by the James Foley Video

Even on the country's raucous Internet, users are mourning the journalist's death and criticizing media outlets who do not.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |