Online hostesses are making hundreds of thousands of dollars in hard cash as men buy virtual Ferraris, flowers, and even titles of nobility to impress them.
Some desire political independence, but the city looks to the mainland for most of its resources.
Forget about those pesky regulations; business is booming for practitioners of "haitao."
Emerging solidarity between Hong Kong and Taiwan activists promises more headaches for Beijing.
One of China's best-known dissidents writes about life as a prisoner of conscience in Beijing.
With divorce rates spiraling, the biography of ancient sage Confucius resonates once again.
Why apartment, shopping, and office complexes keep showing up on the backs of giant, golden flattops.
On Weibo, a provincial anti-graft official has dared to call out the current and former heads of a powerful regulatory body.
There's also a rumor that raw onions and coffee will cure it.
A miniseries on reformist Deng Xiaoping is exposing deeper divisions in Chinese society and its ruling party.
The Chinese Dream, deferred.
Chinese media lights up after a Hong Kong weekly says IS aims to expand into Xinjiang.
China is developing sophisticated hit-to-kill missiles, which is exactly why we need to ban the most dangerous tests of this technology.
Taiwan's Apple Daily, well known for criticizing the Chinese mainland, is still inaccessible to some overseas readers.
The plan seems bound to further raise tensions in Xinjiang.
An open letter to those overthinking our relationship.
Anti-corruption efforts claimed Zhou Yongkang's career, but there is one last taboo we must break.
Karamay's clumsy policy is likely to fray nerves further in an already tense region.
Why renaming a Washington street after a leading Chinese dissident is an excellent idea.
Guo Meimei is being used to represent all that's wrong with Chinese charities -- and maybe China itself.
What everyone gets wrong about Beijing's bullying in the South China Sea.
How the fall of Zhou Yongkang may upend the "unwritten rules" of elite leadership.
The U.S. Navy is partly to thank (or blame).
Messages denouncing the "Communist Party bandits" parade across Chinese televisions in Wenzhou.
Ending the divide between urban and rural residents will seemingly please neither.
With terror attacks on the rise, officials in Beijing are increasingly worried that Pakistan is an incubator of Islamic radicalism across China.
Former security czar Zhou Yongkang was deposed because he lost a power struggle, not because he was corrupt.