East Asia

Tea Leaf Nation

A Time-Lapse Map of Protests Sweeping China in 1989

The 'Beijing Spring' was never just about Beijing.

Alexa Olesen |

Slide Show

The Square

A look back at Tiananmen -- then, now, and the 25 years in between.

FP Staff |

Argument

Xi Jinping's Bad Dream

On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, China is writing a new legacy of repression.

Salil Shetty |

Tea Leaf Nation

Let's Talk About Tiananmen

Beijing wants us to forget about '6/4.' But we must keep the flame burning.

Zhang Jialong |

Dispatch

A Media Mogul, Alone on the Island

Hong Kong's fiery beacon of the free press, Apple Daily, is under threat from shadowy forces. Can it survive if Beijing wants it dead or quiet?

John Garnaut |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mapping China's Latest Supercity

Introducing the Yangtze Delta Super-Economic Region.

Warner Brown |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Communist Party's Terrorism Survival Plan

Old 'people's war' tactics are being mobilized against a new threat.

Rachel Lu |

COLUMN

My Name Is China, and I Have a Pollution Problem

Farmland is contaminated, tourism is down, and companies are packing up. Beijing's first step needs to be admitting that it has an environmental crisis.

Kate Galbraith |

ChinaFile

Watch: A Chinese Lake -- and a Way of Life -- Is Disappearing

An area that produces more than half of China's grain is losing its water.

Lynn Zhang |

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet 'Crazy Jack,' China's E-commerce Titan

A former employee says Jack Ma sees himself as an artist, not a businessman.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Are China’s Online Military Fanboys Accidentally Aiding Foreign Spies?

Chinese state media thinks so. Meet the country's legions of 'junmi.'

David Wertime |

Report

A Nuke-Out Punch

A court ruling in Japan could freeze Tokyo's plans to restart nuclear reactors after Fukushima.

Keith Johnson |

Tea Leaf Nation

'What's Been Done to My Beautiful Homeland?'

China's online community laments the latest violent attack in the western region of Xinjiang.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Should China Declare a War on Terror?

Beijing and Washington's very different response to the latest deadly attack in Xinjiang.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Friend Circles

What happens in WeChat's private chats isn't staying there, and it has the government worried.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

ChinaFile

Is Indicting Chinese Hackers a Smart Move or Dumb Strategy?

A conversation about responding to Chinese cyberespionage. 

Robert Daly |

Tea Leaf Nation

Will China Get Lonely Before It Gets Rich?

China is becoming a nation of singles, 'DINKs,' and empty-nesters, says a new government report.

Rachel Lu |

Argument

China Has Russia Over a Barrel

When Putin arrives in Shanghai to try and ink a new multibillion-dollar energy deal, it'll be the Chinese -- not the Russians -- who will be laughing all the way to the bank.

Ely Ratner |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Lash Out at U.S. Spying Indictment

Web users there think China should sue back.

Alexa Olesen |

Dispatch

'The Regime Could Collapse Quickly'

As anti-Chinese protests roil Vietnam, a domestic pro-democratic opposition is quietly gathering steam.

Steve Finch |

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet China's Swaggering, 'Diehard' Criminal Lawyers

They don't scare easily, and they will take any client -- not just dissidents. The Communist Party has noticed.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Is China the Fastest-Rising Power in History?

Four graphs show how China stacks up against the powers of yesterday.

Daniel M. Kliman |

Argument

I Spy a Frigate … or Two

Pyongyang's military is in decline? Think again. New satellite images show that nukes aren't the only thing on North Korea's mind these days.

Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Peculiar Phrase Finds a Home in China

Frustration at 'Catch-22's' are a common part of life here.

Helen Gao |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mapping the Four C's of Chinese Wealth

Live in a city near China's coast, and in a capital. (Coal doesn't hurt.)

Warner Brown |

ChinaFile

Just How Worrying Is China's Standoff With Vietnam?

A conversation about China's brewing dispute with Vietnam in the contested South China Sea.

Daniel Kliman |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Formula for Chinese Web Riches: Ugly but Fast

A 'web designer's nightmare' can mint money if it successfully targets China's middle class.

Alexa Olesen |