They don't scare easily, and they will take any client -- not just dissidents. The Communist Party has noticed.
Four graphs show how China stacks up against the powers of yesterday.
As factories burn across Vietnam, Beijing's rivals are ganging up on the oil bully.
Cadres at the highest levels may be studying the account of a Uighur working for Chinese state-owned TV.
Frustration at 'Catch-22's' are a common part of life here.
Live in a city near China's coast, and in a capital. (Coal doesn't hurt.)
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.
A conversation about China's brewing dispute with Vietnam in the contested South China Sea.
A 'web designer's nightmare' can mint money if it successfully targets China's middle class.
The four functions of China's top national security body.
The government has a plan, but the shadow of Mao-era abuses still looms.
Vietnam and China are coming to blows over oil. Will it spark a dangerous new era of power politics in Asia?
Could the counterinsurgency strategy that failed for the U.S. in Afghanistan work for China in Xinjiang?
The United States has spent $1 billion on a weapon that has no mission. And started an arms race with China in the process.
Chinese companies will create jobs stateside and are required to play by U.S. rules.
Beijing's deployment of its billion-dollar oil rig sends a clear message to Vietnam: We'll drill where we damn well please.
The former U.S. Treasury secretary on China's economy, bitcoin, and the problem with new ideas.
Who cares who's No. 1, they say. Quality of life is what matters.
The massive city of Chongqing is changing so fast that past and future are colliding.
A conversation on China's economy, and on how much size matters.
After a bomb and knife attack in the region of Xinjiang, Chinese authorities find themselves in a dilemma.
China's plan to build a new trade route with Pakistan is threatened at both ends by terrorism.
Why Obama's Asia trip only made China angrier and inflamed regional tensions.
Censors just axed several innocent U.S. shows. What gives?