China

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Favorite Villainess

Why Chinese TV viewers can't get enough of a fictitious, Qing-era concubine.

Jianyu Hou |

The List

The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Reality TV Shows

Live sex, human Tetris, baby giveaways, and more.

Catherine A. Traywick |

Argument

No More Easy Wars

America is resurrecting the same strategy that failed in Iraq -- and ground troops will pay the price.

Scott Gerber |

Tea Leaf Nation

'The Renminbi Is Failing the Chinese People'

Now even Chinese people -- not just U.S. congressmen -- are hating on China's currency.

Yueran Zhang |

Exclusive

Spy Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams

How the FBI keeps watch on foreign diplomats.

Matthew M. Aid |

Daniel Altman

Second Child Syndrome

Is the relaxation of China's one-child policy too little, too late?

Daniel Altman |

Tea Leaf Nation

Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Gay Erotic God in China

Why is the Chinese Internet obsessed with writing gay Sherlock Holmes fanfiction?

Liz Carter |

Argument

Large and In Charge

Why Xi Jinping's pooh-poohed third plenum reforms are actually a pretty big deal.

Arthur Kroeber |

Tea Leaf Nation

That Time a Buddhist Nun Walked into Beijing's Futuristic Sex Shop

The market for Chinese adult toys is coming out of the shadows.

Sue-Lin Wong |

Argument

Why Is China Giving the Philippines the Cold Shoulder?

Embroiled in a nasty legal fight over the South China Sea, Beijing is putting Manila on notice -- even in the midst of tragedy.

David Bosco |

Argument

Why the Carrot Isn't Working, Either

The Chinese government thinks it can thwart unrest among ethnic minorities by raising their incomes. But prosperity doesn't buy loyalty.

Scott Radnitz |

Argument

Third Time's the Charm

Will China's leaders go big and enact serious reforms at the upcoming Third Plenum?

Robert Keatley |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Women Defend 'The Vagina Monologues'

And the response has been less than enlightened.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Crying Lone Wolf

After explosions in a provincial capital, Chinese debate whether anti-government violence is acceptable.

David Wertime |

Interview

Human Rights, Snowden, and How Not to Get Hacked

The U.S. ambassador to China speaks to Foreign Policy.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Report

Is China About to Crack Down on J.P. Morgan, Too?

An aggressive Beijing could be very bad news for the bank -- and lots of other Western businesses operating in China.

Jamila Trindle |

Dispatch

The Man Who Would Be Warlord

Meet Japan's most controversial, most notorious politician.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

All in the Family

How a Chinese local government forced a teacher to help evict her parents.

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Speak, Memory

Is China finally coming to terms -- on television, the Internet, and in person -- with its horrific past?

Matt Sheehan |

Tea Leaf Nation

Ghost in the Machine

How Chinese netizens are mocking a recent spate of televised confessions. 

Yiqin Fu |

Daniel Altman

The Dim Sum Dollar Carry Trade

What's driving the boom market in Chinese currency bonds?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

The Dissident's Toolkit

Want to topple an autocrat? Street demonstrations are just one tool among many.

Erica Chenoweth |

Christian Caryl

Tycoon Warning

How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Economic Experiments and the Battle for East Asia

Why the race for dominance in East Asia is about economic strength, not military power.

Ely Ratner |

Tea Leaf Nation

How to Say 'Truthiness' in Chinese

Chinese citizens don't think their government should have a monopoly on rumors.

David Wertime |

Feature

China's Ridiculous War on Starbucks Lattes

Runaway real estate prices. Skyrocketing healthcare expenses. Brazen land seizures. And China's state TV does an exposé on the cost of a cup of coffee?

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Don't Tweet This Chinese Flood

Is censorship of an unfolding disaster in Yuyao backfiring?  

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet China's Beverly Hillbillies

The absurdity of the Middle Kingdom's Bentley-driving, blinged-out nouveau riche.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Copywrong

Is China's top intellectual property rights enforcer using pirated software?

Jan Cao |