China

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 |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mapping China's Latest Supercity

Introducing the Yangtze Delta Super-Economic Region.

Warner Brown |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Communist Party's Terrorism Survival Plan

Old 'people's war' tactics are being mobilized against a new threat.

Rachel Lu |

COLUMN

My Name Is China, and I Have a Pollution Problem

Farmland is contaminated, tourism is down, and companies are packing up. Beijing's first step needs to be admitting that it has an environmental crisis.

Kate Galbraith |

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet 'Crazy Jack,' China's E-commerce Titan

A former employee says Jack Ma sees himself as an artist, not a businessman.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Are China’s Online Military Fanboys Accidentally Aiding Foreign Spies?

Chinese state media thinks so. Meet the country's legions of 'junmi.'

David Wertime |

Report

You Sank My Fishing Ship!

The sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat is pushing tensions between Beijing and Hanoi even higher --and driving China's rivals closer together.

Keith Johnson |

Exclusive

Exclusive: Inside the FBI's Fight Against Chinese Cyber-Espionage

An American solar panel company wondered why Chinese firms kept undercutting their prices. Then the FBI knocked on their door.

Shane Harris |

Tea Leaf Nation

'What's Been Done to My Beautiful Homeland?'

China's online community laments the latest violent attack in the western region of Xinjiang.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Should China Declare a War on Terror?

Beijing and Washington's very different response to the latest deadly attack in Xinjiang.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Friend Circles

What happens in WeChat's private chats isn't staying there, and it has the government worried.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Report

From Russia With Love (And a Discount)

After years of talks, Moscow and Beijing finally inked a $400 billion deal that will change the face of the global natural gas market.

Keith Johnson |

Report

Russia, China Finally Ink Landmark Energy Deal

Moscow and Beijing concluded an energy pact that has been in the works for years. That's better news for China than for Russia.

Keith Johnson |

Report

The Deal That Wasn't

Vladimir Putin went to Shanghai to sign an energy pact worth billions of dollars. Too bad China wasn't ready to play ball.

Keith Johnson |

ChinaFile

Is Indicting Chinese Hackers a Smart Move or Dumb Strategy?

A conversation about responding to Chinese cyberespionage. 

Robert Daly |

Tea Leaf Nation

Will China Get Lonely Before It Gets Rich?

China is becoming a nation of singles, 'DINKs,' and empty-nesters, says a new government report.

Rachel Lu |

Report

Caught Red-Handed

Washington is punishing China's cyberspies for the first time. Will Beijing come after U.S. spooks in response?

Shane Harris |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Lash Out at U.S. Spying Indictment

Web users there think China should sue back.

Alexa Olesen |

Report

Lord of the Sea

This British lawyer has been dead for 360 years. So why is he at the center of China's oil fight with Vietnam?

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

'The Regime Could Collapse Quickly'

As anti-Chinese protests roil Vietnam, a domestic pro-democratic opposition is quietly gathering steam.

Steve Finch |

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet China's Swaggering, 'Diehard' Criminal Lawyers

They don't scare easily, and they will take any client -- not just dissidents. The Communist Party has noticed.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Is China the Fastest-Rising Power in History?

Four graphs show how China stacks up against the powers of yesterday.

Daniel M. Kliman |

Report

China's Backdraft

As factories burn across Vietnam, Beijing's rivals are ganging up on the oil bully.

Keith Johnson |

Tea Leaf Nation

One Uighur Man's Journey Goes Viral

Cadres at the highest levels may be studying the account of a Uighur working for Chinese state-owned TV.

Chi Zhang |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Peculiar Phrase Finds a Home in China

Frustration at 'Catch-22's' are a common part of life here.

Helen Gao |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mapping the Four C's of Chinese Wealth

Live in a city near China's coast, and in a capital. (Coal doesn't hurt.)

Warner Brown |