China

Tea Leaf Nation

My Missing Mongolia

Some Chinese see uncomfortable parallels between the Crimean referendum and their own history.

Bethany Allen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mild, Mild West

Chinese authorities promise to blanket the volatile region of Xinjiang with Communist cadres.

Bethany Allen |

Argument

Out of the Red and into the Black

Is China's debt problem really under control?

Arthur Kroeber |

Tea Leaf Nation

China, Grounded

As missing airliner continues to baffle, China confronts the limits of its power.

David Wertime |

Argument

The Guns of August in the East China Sea

Dark echoes of world war lurk in Asia's dangerous, contested waters.

Robert D. Kaplan |

Feature

Why Is Japan So … Different?

A brief history of leaving China, becoming the other, and turning Japanese.

David Pilling |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's New Media Species, Now Endangered?

'Self-media' pushed the boundaries of censorship -- then came under attack.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Sound, Fury, and Hot Air

China’s annual legislative meeting becomes a vapid media circus.

Rachel Lu |

Feature

High-Speed Empire

Chinese rail is sprawling, modern, and elegant. It's also convoluted, corroding, and financially alarming. Wanna take a ride?

Tom Zoellner |

Argument

In the Battle for Crimea, China Wins

How Beijing stands to gain from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Geoff Dyer |

Argument

Hard Landing, USA

China is rebalancing its economy. Why isn't America?

Stephen S. Roach |

Tea Leaf Nation

In Malaysia Airlines Disappearance, Terrorism Fears Fly in China

The country's netizens speculate about the missing plane, while its state media stays muzzled.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

'I Feel as if I Were Holden Caulfield'

Chinese from each recent epoch have found a reason to care about U.S. literature.

Helen Gao |

Report

The Black Box of China’s Military

Beijing is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on defense, but no one quite knows what they're up to.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

Nickled, Dimed, and Renminbi'ed

Does Chinese President Xi Jinping really make one-twentieth of Obama’s salary?

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Zhou Decline Watch: Video of His Family Compound Released

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

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Map of China, By Stereotype

Auto-complete results by the country's largest search engine shed light on how Chinese view one another.

Warner Brown |

Tea Leaf Nation

The 'T-word'

Chinese are angry at Western media's portrayal of a dastardly attack there.

Yiqin Fu |

Dispatch

Blood and Fear in Xinjiang

The relationship between China's majority Han and its Uighurs has been fraught for years.

James Palmer |

Tea Leaf Nation

‘Enemies of Humanity’

A coordinated attack at a Chinese train station has left at least 33 people dead -- now the country debates who's to blame.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

Unsheathed

A brutal knife attack on a Hong Kong journalist marks yet another setback for press freedom there

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Hard Target

A Chinese firm will need more than money and good intentions to buy a U.S. media company. 

David Wertime |

Argument

Dear Kremlin: Careful with Crimea

Why a Russian intervention in southern Ukraine could rebound against Moscow.

Timothy Snyder |

Argument

The Man Who Wasn't There

Chinese are whispering about the possible downfall of Beijing's J. Edgar Hoover. Why won't they talk about it out loud?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

China, LinkedIn Would Like to Add You to Its Network

Why it will be hard for the U.S. site to get comfortable there.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Chinese 'No Thanks' for WhatsApp

313 million netizens don't need the just-acquired chat tool -- they think they have a better one of their own.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Expert: Obama-Dalai Lama Meeting Shows U.S. 'Jealous'

Mainland media says it's about pique, not human rights.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

Everything I Wish I'd Told John Kerry

A well-known blogger calls on the U.S. to deny visas to those responsible for China's Great Firewall.

Zhang Jialong |