East Asia

Tea Leaf Nation

Ghost in the Machine

How Chinese netizens are mocking a recent spate of televised confessions. 

Yiqin Fu |

Daniel Altman

The Dim Sum Dollar Carry Trade

What's driving the boom market in Chinese currency bonds?

Daniel Altman |

Report

Is South Korea Stealing U.S. Military Secrets?

Their tanks, missiles, and electronic warfare gear look an awful lot like ours.     

Gordon Lubold |

Christian Caryl

Tycoon Warning

How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Economic Experiments and the Battle for East Asia

Why the race for dominance in East Asia is about economic strength, not military power.

Ely Ratner |

Tea Leaf Nation

How to Say 'Truthiness' in Chinese

Chinese citizens don't think their government should have a monopoly on rumors.

David Wertime |

Feature

China's Ridiculous War on Starbucks Lattes

Runaway real estate prices. Skyrocketing healthcare expenses. Brazen land seizures. And China's state TV does an exposé on the cost of a cup of coffee?

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Don't Tweet This Chinese Flood

Is censorship of an unfolding disaster in Yuyao backfiring?  

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet China's Beverly Hillbillies

The absurdity of the Middle Kingdom's Bentley-driving, blinged-out nouveau riche.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Copywrong

Is China's top intellectual property rights enforcer using pirated software?

Jan Cao |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Cram School from Hell

It's 17 hours a day and goofing off can get you arrested.

Rachel Lu |

Argument

Mind Your Own Business

Why America needs to fix its problems at home before messing around in Asia.

Shen Dingli |

The List

Tempest in a Teacup

Five reasons why canceling Obama's Asia trip is no big deal.

Michael Auslin |

Feature

Attention No Shoppers

The rise and fall of Tesco in China.

Paul French |

Christian Caryl

What My Daughter Deserves

The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Nonessential

Has Obama given up on the Asia pivot?

Alex N. Wong |

Report

Gun Shy in Seoul

Sixty years later, South Korea still isn't ready to take full control of its own defense.

Gordon Lubold |

EXCERPT

Appetite for Destruction

Why feeding China's 1.3 billion people could leave the rest of the world hungry.

Damien Ma |

Argument

BRIC Wall

Is the golden age of emerging markets over?

Simeon Djankov |

Argument

Amateur Hour

Caroline Kennedy might have gotten softball questions at her Senate confirmation hearing, but don’t expect the Japanese to go as easy on her.

David Leheny |

Interview

Spy Drones, Disputed Islands, and Diplomatic Firestorms

Japan's defense minister talks to Foreign Policy.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

The Drone War Comes to Asia

How China sparked a dangerous unmanned arms race.

Shawn Brimley |

Report

Bad Manners

The seven-decade-old slight that still poisons U.S.-China relations.

Rana Mitter |

Argument

The Purge

After the fall of Bo Xilai, will the much more powerful Zhou Yongkang survive?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Feature

The Big Bet

Everyone is trying to cash in on China's gambling addiction. But does Beijing have an ace up its sleeve?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

The Court of No Opinion

The bizarre story of how the prosecution in Bo Xilai's show trial won the Weibo news cycle.

David Wertime |

Daniel Altman

The Great Asian Sell-Off

Why are investors suddenly fleeing markets in South and Southeast Asia?

Daniel Altman |

Rebuttal

The U.S. Isn't Trying to Contain China…

...and China's neighbors don't want it to anyway.

Phillip C. Saunders |

Feature

Speaking with the Enemy

What Ho Chi Minh can teach us about bringing peace to Afghanistan.

Lawrence Korb |