East Asia

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Failed Porn-Killing Hashtag

What looks like an official effort to keep the web clean isn't working.

Bethany Allen |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's New Internet Crackdown: Not About Porn

Authorities say they are trying to "clean up" the country's raucous web. Don't believe them.

Zhang Jialong |

Report

Dirty South, Clean It Up

Developing nations are now the world's biggest polluters. Are they finally ready to help fight climate change?

Keith Johnson |

ChinaFile

The Chinese Military Can 'Fight Any Battle and Win'

A conversation on tensions among China, Japan, and the United States.

Ely Ratner |

Tea Leaf Nation

Captain America, Captain China

Why a patriotic U.S. film is raking in the renminbi.

Warner Brown |

Report

Crude Business

The U.S. plan to curtail Iranian oil exports seems to be coming undone.

Keith Johnson |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Afghanistan goes to the polls; pro-Russian demonstrators clash with police in Ukraine; and Indian elections begin.

FP Staff |

Argument

Kim Jong Un's Thermonuclear Dreams

What does it mean when North Korea announces it has a "new form" of nuclear testing coming soon?

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

Nine-Dash Mine

Why Beijing should let international law reign in the South China Sea.

Ziad Haider |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese State Media Slams Microsoft

Xinhua says ending Windows XP "extremely irresponsible."

Bethany Allen |

Argument

China Might Actually Seize Japan's Southern Islands

It's not as crazy as you think-- and here's how the United States and Japan can prevent it from happening.

James Holmes |

Tea Leaf Nation

Infographic: Jesus More Popular Than Mao on China's Twitter

A surprising disparity between Communist and Christian chatter.

Bethany Allen |

Report

When is a Rock Not a Rock?

A small court in the Hague wrestles with an existential question that could put a stop to China's maritime power grab.

Keith Johnson |

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet China's Protest Archivist

Powered by the web, a former migrant worker is connecting local unrest to international audiences.

Yaqiu Wang |

Argument

Reconciliation Means Having to Say You're Sorry

And other lessons Germany can teach Japan, China, and South Korea.

Lily Gardner Feldman |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Authorities' Tough Sell: Paraxylene

A new outbreak of NIMBY protests hits China's streets, and its Internet.

Bethany Allen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Zhou Decline Watch: Following the Money

Tracking the downfall of one of the most feared men in China.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

Blanking Out

Is mainland China slowly choking the life from Taiwanese media?

Chris Fuchs |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mapping China's Economic Activity

Fully half of China's GDP comes from a smattering of major cities, many near the coast.

Yiqin Fu |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Revolution Might Be Televised

How new media allowed young Taiwanese protesters to reach the world, faster.

Chris Fuchs |

Argument

When Bygones Were Bygones

Today, China and Japan are at each other’s throats, but 30 years ago they were like old friends. What happened?

Sergey Radchenko |

Report

Unfair Trade

The United States just won a big trade battle with China over materials used in iPhones and missiles, but it might be a Pyrrhic victory.

Keith Johnson |

Tea Leaf Nation

Russian Embassy: Sanctions Remind Us of Tiananmen Backlash

Russian diplomats are trying -- perhaps too hard -- to play up historical similarities with China.

Bethany Allen |

ChinaFile

Gauging Bloomberg's China 'Rethink'

A conversation about the future of journalism in the world's largest country.

David Schlesinger |

Tea Leaf Nation

Don't Get Too Excited About China's Latest Corruption Crackdown

A human rights lawyer explains why party leaders have been doing this for decades.

Teng Biao |

Contest

CNN in the Age of MH370

How to report on nothing, with graphics.

Matt Bors |

Argument

Tall Stories

Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.

Hui Mei Liew Kaiser |

Tea Leaf Nation

In China, the Confrontation That Wasn't

An easily debunked rumor about Michelle Obama shows the difficulties that U.S. officials face in managing their message there.

Bethany Allen |