China

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 |

COLUMN

All Your Pivots Are Belong to Us

What America's halfhearted "rebalancing" to Asia must look like in Beijing.

Kori Schake |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Apple Watch, the Rolex, and Buddhist Prayer Beads

How an anticorruption crackdown might complicate the new Apple smartwatch's prospects in China.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

A New Definition of Chinese Patriotism

Communist authorities are increasingly insisting that loving the party is a precursor to loving the country.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

For Alibaba's Small Business Army, a Narrowing Path

Angry online complaints, 'online riots,' fake sales -- why are some Alibaba e-tailers feeling so squeezed?

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Are Chinese Donations to American Universities Unpatriotic?

Netizens want Chinese money to fund Chinese schools, but the country's billionaires have reason to hesitate.

Shujie Leng |

Tea Leaf Nation

iPhone 6: Designed in California, Leaked in China

Are all those online iPhone 6 videos and rumors a problem for Apple?

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

Gay Marriage Isn't Legal in China -- but a British Diplomat Did it Anyway

The recent Beijing nuptials of Brian Davidson are the talk of Weibo.

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

How U.S. Soft Power Won the Chinese Box Office

Chinese have noticed how ‘Transformers 4’ took their money -- then depicted Texans saving the human race anyway.

Ying Zhu |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Fight Against Mooncake Graft Goes Digital

China's anti-corruption campaign trains its sights on online gift-giving. 

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

Xinjiang, Unsettled

Capturing the often-wrenching change in one of China's most fraught regions.

Gilles Sabrié |

Tea Leaf Nation

Found in Translation

Netizens cry foul when a new Chinese media outlet selectively translates an Economist cover article.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

Report: Hong Kong Becoming 'Mere Second-Tier' Chinese City

The financial center’s specialness is in ever-greater danger.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Democracy is Contagious

What message does civil unrest in Hong Kong send to the rest of China?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Most Popular Government Feed

China's anti-vice campagin does clickbait on social media better than you think.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mahmud -- Not Just Another Mainland Tourist in Hong Kong

A Uighur jade trader gets a rare chance to visit Hong Kong and has a taste of the freedom he does not enjoy back home.

Jun Mai |

Tea Leaf Nation

Bloody Brawl Breaks Out During Military Training -- at a Chinese High School

Chinese social media can't agree whether to blame an out-of-control military or spoiled youth.

Alexa Olesen |