How China's once-feared top security chief Zhou Yongkang became just a sad old man.
China reacts to the downfall of its once-powerful security czar.
While the world focuses on the Middle East and Ukraine, China's neighbors worry about the fallout of brewing tensions along its borders. And so should we.
Behind the scenes, the Chinese and Japanese governments are barely communicating. That should worry us all.
"Pengpai" has tens of millions of dollars in funding, and everyone in journalism is talking about it. But no one seems pleased.
The new $50 billion BRICS bank will finance a wave of heavily polluting coal plants the West wouldn't touch. And that's not all bad.
What new regulations might mean for China's beleaguered reporters.
A recent muckraking report is a black eye for McDonald's and KFC, but also for the country's regulators.
Chinese netizens love mocking North Korea's portly dictator. But it masks a deeper disdain.
A conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski on today's worldwide turmoil, overstating Iran's near-term nuclear threat, and why a return to global order may rest on the relationship between the United States and China.
Chinese netizens rejoice after once-swaggering state news anchor Rui Chenggang gets detained in a corruption probe.
Just how many low-level officials is Xi Jinping going to expel from the Chinese Communist Party?
China suddenly withdrew its controversial oil rig from Vietnamese waters ahead of schedule. Beijing says the rig did its job -- and it may have, in more ways than one.
A ChinaFile conversation on the promises and perils of partnering with Beijing on education.
China's soccer-mad president is heading to Brazil. Why is he skipping the World Cup final?
Should you have been paying attention to the recently concluded Strategic and Economic Dialogue?
Why did China's largest broadcaster attack China's most important bank?
China's heavy-handed behavior is driving neighbors, especially Australia, farther away from its orbit.
21st-century East Asia is a dangerous neighborhood. Japan can no longer afford to be unprepared.
If the United States is going to shift focus to Asia it’s going to have to do it without Europe.
How social media and a little sleuthing turned up a Mao-era nuclear program.
Some Chinese may really hate Japan -- but that doesn't mean they love the Party.
It's a distraction. Besides, there are better ways to support human rights in China.
It was more active even than June 4, and proof that Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have spooked Beijing.
China's most popular spirit is coming to the U.S. Here's why you shouldn't drink it.
Even high cadres quake at the term ‘shuanggui,’ an extra-judicial interrogation method that has claimed lives.
When dissident author Murong Xuecun returns home, he says he will tell Beijing authorities they can come and get him.