China

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 |

Report

China's Oil Rig Gambit

China's dispatch of an oil rig to waters claimed by Vietnam threatens armed conflict, and makes Washington a party whether it likes it or not.

Keith Johnson |

ChinaFile

Just How Worrying Is China's Standoff With Vietnam?

A conversation about China's brewing dispute with Vietnam in the contested South China Sea.

Daniel Kliman |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Formula for Chinese Web Riches: Ugly but Fast

A 'web designer's nightmare' can mint money if it successfully targets China's middle class.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

What Will China's National Security Commission Actually Do?

The four functions of China's top national security body.

Yiqin Fu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Why There Are No Credit Scores in China

The government has a plan, but the shadow of Mao-era abuses still looms.

Rachel Lu |

Report

The World's Most Dangerous Water Fight

Vietnam and China are coming to blows over oil. Will it spark a dangerous new era of power politics in Asia?

Keith Johnson |

Argument

COIN of the Realm

Could the counterinsurgency strategy that failed for the U.S. in Afghanistan work for China in Xinjiang?

Whitney Kassel |

Argument

Blame Norway

Why is Oslo kowtowing to Beijing and stiff-arming the Dalai Lama?

Isaac Stone Fish |

THE MAGAZINE

Target:?

The United States has spent $1 billion on a weapon that 
has no mission. And started an arms race with China in the process.

James M. Acton |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Chinese Are Coming, and It's Going to Be Fine

Chinese companies will create jobs stateside and are required to play by U.S. rules.

Joel Backaler |

Report

How Do You Say 'Drill, Baby, Drill' in Chinese?

Beijing's deployment of its billion-dollar oil rig sends a clear message to Vietnam: We'll drill where we damn well please.

Keith Johnson |

In Box

Epiphanies from Hank Paulson

The former U.S. Treasury secretary on China's economy, bitcoin, and the problem with new ideas.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese to Rest of World: Ignore Our GDP

Who cares who's No. 1, they say. Quality of life is what matters.

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

China's Surreal Urban Farms

The massive city of Chongqing is changing so fast that past and future are colliding.

Tim Franco |

ChinaFile

Will China’s Economy Be No. 1 by Dec. 31?

A conversation on China's economy, and on how much size matters.

Zha Daojiong |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mixed Signals from China's 'Front Line'

After a bomb and knife attack in the region of Xinjiang, Chinese authorities find themselves in a dilemma.

David Wertime |

Report

Rough Ride on the New Silk Road

China's plan to build a new trade route with Pakistan is threatened at both ends by terrorism.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out, Mr. President

Why Obama's Asia trip only made China angrier and inflamed regional tensions.

Shen Dingli |

Tea Leaf Nation

Five Harsh Lessons for Chinese Private Business

Censors just axed several innocent U.S. shows. What gives?

Rachel Lu |

Argument

Imperialism 2.0

The long, strange dance between the U.S. and China in the Philippines.

Gina Apostol |

Argument

The False Cry of the Pivot Deniers

The rebalancing to Asia is real and the president isn’t there right now to salvage a phantom policy.

ELY RATNER |