China

Tea Leaf Nation

Hey Beijing, Is that a Map in Your Pocket?

Chinese web users debate what their new map might resemble. Cough.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

'Let 1.3 Billion Vote'

What would really happen if Chinese citizens could cast ballots in Hong Kong's referendum?

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Multibillion-Dollar Pastime

World Cup fever has led to a lucrative sports betting market there, with occasionally deadly outcomes.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

The President that China Never Had

Netizens are using a Korean film about late president Roh Moo-hyun as a subtle form of protest.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

Leaning In -- to Chinese Corruption

Looks can be deceiving. In China, official bribery -- even exchanging sex for power -- is still too normal.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Is China Losing its 'Last Fair Path' to Prosperity?

Citizens may be losing faith in what looked like the last bastion of equal opportunity.

Rachel Lu |

ChinaFile

Is a U.S. Decline Good News for China?

Experts ask if the two juggernauts remain locked in a zero-sum game.

Zha Daojiong |

Argument

Rule the Sea, Build Alliances, and Sweat the Small Stuff

Why Tokyo and Beijing are still fighting a war that began in 1894.

Jim Holmes |

ChinaFile

Pu Zhiqiang Speaks From Prison

My conversations with the imprisoned Chinese human rights defender.

Zhang Sizhi |

Tea Leaf Nation

Who Lectures China's Leaders?

Cram sessions for top officials are 80 minutes long and can take up to three years to prepare.  

Rachel Lu |

Feature

China Thinks Hillary Is Bossy

Why there's no love lost between Beijing and America's 2016 frontrunner-in-waiting.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Report

China Gasses Up for a New Golden Age

China will be the big driver of natural gas markets for the rest of the decade. And Europe is missing the bus.

Keith Johnson |

Christian Caryl

False Positive

Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.

Christian Caryl |

Report

Cambodia Sleeps With the Fishes

Southeast Asian countries were teaming up against China -- now they're at each other's throats over water, dams, and fish.

Keith Johnson |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

History enthusiasts commemorate the Great War; Thai anti-coup protesters adopt a familiar hand signal; and Hong Kong remembers the Tiananmen crackdown.

FP Staff |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese State Media Warns Against 14 'Evil Cults'

China's state security apparatus may have set its sights on a new target -- fringe religious groups.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Report

Another Russia-China Energy Deal?

Russia is talking up prospects for a second natural gas pact with Beijing, but this one might be a tougher sell.

Keith Johnson |

ChinaFile

'We Want to Flourish'

Watch what happens when a young Egyptian woman and a young Chinese woman discuss free speech.

Alison Klayman |

Tea Leaf Nation

Hong Kong's Angry, Anti-Mainland Counter-Vigil

Some here think the usual Tiananmen commemoration is too soft on the Communist Party.

Rachel Lu |

Argument

'I Do Not Want Red Square to Look Like Tiananmen Square'

The secret history of Mikhail Gorbachev's ill-timed trip to Beijing -- and why Russia still fears the contagion of Tiananmen.

Sergey Radchenko |

Argument

We Have Let the Chinese People Down

President Obama needs to stand up for human rights. Remembering Tiananmen is a good place to start.

Marco Rubio |

Dispatch

Uncharming and Offensive

China’s ham-fisted attempt at international comity at the Shangri-La Dialogue is a worrisome harbinger of regional aggression.

Dhruva Jaishankar |

Report

China's Kinda-Sorta-Oughta Plan to Fight Climate Change

Is Beijing suddenly getting on board in the fight against global warming?

Keith Johnson |

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 |