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Tea Leaf Nation

Red Rover, Red Rover

Chinese loved to hate their space program -- until its mascot became a talking, web-savvy bunny.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Why It's Dangerous to Say 'We Are All Chinese'

A starlet discovers the hard way how much Hong Kongers dislike their mainland bretheren.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's 'Chicken Fart Decade'

Netizens suffocating in smog have a new way to protest the negative effects of GDP growth.

Bethany Allen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Whisper Together

Startling new findings suggest China's social media crackdown is working. But where are the users going?

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

Did a billionaire Chinese microblogger briefly return to the digital public square, just days after his release from confinement?

David Wertime |

Argument

If George Washington Were Alive, He'd be Reading Your Email

What James Madison (and the rest of the Founding Fathers) would have thought of the NSA and Edward Snowden.

Stephen F. Knott |

Tea Leaf Nation

Get Out of Jail Cheap

Tips and tricks for getting out of Chinese prison early -- just in case.

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Net, Interrupted

Chinese wonder who rerouted two-thirds of their Internet.

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Fool's Gold

Meet the 'Nu Stars,' the youngsters behind Nu Skin's Chinese subculture.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Carpe Coin

It's not just the billions of dollars or the packed concerts. Crowdfunding could also change Chinese politics.

Julian B. Gewirtz |

Report

Media That Moves Millions

Social media may be protesters' favorite weapon, but new research on Syria's revolution shows it can do as much harm as good.

Sheldon Himelfarb |

Tea Leaf Nation

In China, A New Space for New Questions

And some of them were never allowed in history class.

Sue-Lin Wong |

Tea Leaf Nation

You’ve Got Fail

China’s Communist Party got almost 2 million citizen complaints last year -- yet doesn’t seem to mind.

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Little Engine That Couldn't

Think healthcare.gov is frustrating? Try buying a holiday train ticket from the only website in China allowed to sell rail passes.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Awkward Twitter Adolescence of China’s Largest State News Agency

With these awesome tweets, how can @TigerWoods and @JustinBieber not be following Xinhua?

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Blame It on the Booze

In China, some lawyers and police still think drunkenness -- even condom-wearing -- excuses rape.

Adam Century |

Tea Leaf Nation

Crawl for the Cause

A Chinese professor bet that officials would disclose their assets -- then lost.

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Grand Theft China

A new video game allows netizens to tase corrupt officials.

Liz Carter |

Argument

Half a Billion Clicks Can’t Be Wrong

What big data tells us about next year’s crisis zones.

Kalev Leetaru |

Putinology

Wooing Russia's Twitterati

How the U.S. ambassador in Moscow is using social media to get his message out.

Anna Nemtsova |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Jeff Bezos, He Ain't

Eccentric multi-millionaire Chen Guangbiao's countrymen don't think he can -- or should -- buy the New York Times.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

Naked Lunch

Why China's buzzing about President Xi Jinping's simple meal of steamed buns and pig innards.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Government Recommends 'Idiot-Proof' Cellphones for Peasants

Beijing's elegant suggestion to spread mobile technology in the countryside. 

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

China’s Ethan Couch

Drunk driving, death, wealth, and privilege isn't just an American issue.

Liz Carter |

Argument

The Signal and the Noise in Middle East Elections

Social media can tell us a lot about voting patterns -- but only up to a point.

Alex Hanna |

Tea Leaf Nation

Good Soldiers No More

Will a viral video of brutal hazing undermine domestic trust in China's military?

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Hazed and Confused

Meme watch: Citizens gird up as China endures severe smog.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

Patriot Flacked

Why a nationalist screed warning of Western encroachment has just gone viral in China.

Rachel Lu |

In Box

Hack Tibet

Welcome to Dharamsala, ground zero in China's cyberwar.

Jonathan Kaiman |

Tea Leaf Nation

Vanity Fail

Look past their funky threads and outlandish hairdos. China's alienated young migrants are here to stay. 

Rachel Lu |