China

Tea Leaf Nation

In China, Shrugs and Sneers for Hong Kong Protesters

The mainland has had a rocky relationship with the special city for years -- and it's showing.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

No Umbrellas for China's Las Vegas

 A pro-Hong Kong student rally attracts hundreds, but Macau won’t risk angering Beijing.

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

'May the Flame You Carry Illuminate Your Way'

A Hong Kong professor's open letter to her boycotting students expresses hope -- and fear -- for their future.

Denise Y. Ho |

Tea Leaf Nation

'Today's Hong Kong, Today's Taiwan'

A Taiwan youth protest leader reacts to events rocking China's island city.

Lin Fei-fan |

Report

'Their Only Option Is Independence'

Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer describes how Hong Kong is an inspiration to her people.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

They Can Take Our Freedom, But They Will Never Take Our Instagram

In the wake of China’s ban on the photo-sharing service, netizens are rushing to download software that lets them scale the Great Firewall.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

Are Hong Kong's Protests an Inspiration or a Danger? It Depends What You Read

Residents here are getting wildly divergent accounts of the same historic events.

Rachel Lu |

Argument

We Have Much to Celebrate

Beijing's ambassador to the United States on how a strong and rising China is good for the world.

Cui Tiankai |

Tea Leaf Nation

The People Behind Hong Kong's Protests

A Christian minister, a law professor, and a 17-year-old high school student are among the figures behind a movement that has captivated the world.

Grace Tsoi |

Tea Leaf Nation

Benny Tai: Hong Kong Protests 'Beyond What I Imagined'

Foreign Policy interviews a key figure behind Hong Kong's recent civil disobedience.

Grace Tsoi |

Slide Show

Hong Kong's Protest, in Memes

A selection of the most powerful remixed images coming from the island city.

Shujie Leng |

Tea Leaf Nation

In China, the Most Censored Day of the Year

Mainland censors scrubbing news of Hong Kong protests were busier yesterday than they were on the anniversary of Tiananmen. 

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Slide Show

The Umbrella Revolution

Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement takes to the streets.

FP Staff |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Revolution Will Not Be Instagrammed

Mainland Chinese felt no effects from the protests roiling Hong Kong -- until Beijing pulled the plug on another social network. 

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Turning Point in the Fight for Hong Kong

Beijing remains unlikely to cave to pro-democracy protesters' demands, but it is now losing hearts and minds.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Researcher: 'Hostile Western Forces' Behind Great Leap Death Tolls

Anger at a government think tank's attempt to gloss over history erupts on Chinese social media.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Argument

Is China Still a 'Developing' Country?

A look at Beijing’s favorite rhetorical trick.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

An Internet Where Nobody Says Anything

Ilham Tohti's unjust fate says much about the Chinese Communist Party's dark vision for the web's future.

David Wertime |

Report

Good Morning, Vietnam

China's bad behavior is pushing Washington and Hanoi closer together. Next up: Arms sales?

Keith Johnson |

Tea Leaf Nation

74,338 Cadres and Counting: China's Petty Graft Crackdown, in Numbers

Low-level officials are learning the hard way to avoid big banquets, lavish floral arrangements, and long-winded speeches.

David Wertime |

Report

Obama's Inconvenient Truth

U.S. officials are increasingly banging the drum for greater action on climate change. Is the rest of the world listening?

Keith Johnson |

ChinaFile

'The Government Wouldn't Fund Something Like This'

Watch: China's privately-funded Jianchuan Museums are a warning to future generations.

Joshua Frank |

ChinaFile

What's Wrong With Hong Kong?

Three reasons why China's laboratory for ideas now faces a murky future.

Nicholas Bequelin |

Argument

The Rise and Fall of Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai

The long, tricky frenemyship of Asia’s two biggest powers.

Sergey Radchenko |

Report

Hammered by the West, Putin Turns East

Russia and China are close to another mammoth natural gas deal that could reshape the world's energy map.

Keith Johnson |

Tea Leaf Nation

‘What’s So Wrong with Splitting up?’

Chinese netizens use the Scottish referendum to discuss democracy in their own backyard.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Flame of Chinese Nationalism

The Communist Party can't entirely control what it's helped create. That poses a risk to China, and the world.

Jessica Chen Weiss |

Argument

History Is So Not Over

It's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies.

Alina Rocha Menocal |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Social Media Underground

Fake terrorism threats, online dissidents, and smear campaigns by bogus accounts -- it's all part of Twitter's Chinatown.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |