China

Tea Leaf Nation

Don't Get Too Excited About China's Latest Corruption Crackdown

A human rights lawyer explains why party leaders have been doing this for decades.

Teng Biao |

Tea Leaf Nation

In China, the Confrontation That Wasn't

An easily debunked rumor about Michelle Obama shows the difficulties that U.S. officials face in managing their message there.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

ChinaFile

A Back Door to Chinese Internet Freedom

It's based on a dare: block our sites, and risk losing billions.

Jeff South |

Argument

Mao Won the Battle, Chiang Kai-shek Won the War

History will prove the defeated Generalissimo had a greater impact on modern China than its most famous father.

Robert D. Kaplan |

Argument

How to Avoid a Naval War With China

In the contested waters of Asia, it's difficult to understand Beijing's intentions.

William J. Parker III |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Glitch in the Cash Machine

There's a wrinkle to those hot Chinese tech IPOs. 

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

China, We Fear You

A viral essay explains why many Taiwanese think their government is selling out to China.

Richard Chiou-yuan Lu |

Argument

China's Empty Cities and the Law of Supply and Demand

Why Beijing needs to keep on building, snarky bloggers be damned.

Daniel Altman |

Slide Show

The March/April Issue

The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.

FP Staff |

Tea Leaf Nation

Boiling Point

In a historic first, Taiwanese youth are occupying their legislature to protest a trade pact with China.

Chris Fuchs |

ChinaFile

Infographic: Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

The vast network of influence surrounding China's former security czar.

David Barreda |

Tea Leaf Nation

My Missing Mongolia

Some Chinese see uncomfortable parallels between the Crimean referendum and their own history.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mild, Mild West

Chinese authorities promise to blanket the volatile region of Xinjiang with Communist cadres.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Argument

Out of the Red and into the Black

Is China's debt problem really under control?

Arthur Kroeber |

Tea Leaf Nation

China, Grounded

As missing airliner continues to baffle, China confronts the limits of its power.

David Wertime |

Argument

The Guns of August in the East China Sea

Dark echoes of world war lurk in Asia's dangerous, contested waters.

Robert D. Kaplan |

Feature

Why Is Japan So … Different?

A brief history of leaving China, becoming the other, and turning Japanese.

David Pilling |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's New Media Species, Now Endangered?

'Self-media' pushed the boundaries of censorship -- then came under attack.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Sound, Fury, and Hot Air

China’s annual legislative meeting becomes a vapid media circus.

Rachel Lu |

Feature

High-Speed Empire

Chinese rail is sprawling, modern, and elegant. It's also convoluted, corroding, and financially alarming. Wanna take a ride?

Tom Zoellner |

Argument

In the Battle for Crimea, China Wins

How Beijing stands to gain from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Geoff Dyer |

Argument

Hard Landing, USA

China is rebalancing its economy. Why isn't America?

Stephen S. Roach |

Tea Leaf Nation

In Malaysia Airlines Disappearance, Terrorism Fears Fly in China

The country's netizens speculate about the missing plane, while its state media stays muzzled.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

'I Feel as if I Were Holden Caulfield'

Chinese from each recent epoch have found a reason to care about U.S. literature.

Helen Gao |

Report

The Black Box of China’s Military

Beijing is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on defense, but no one quite knows what they're up to.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

Nickled, Dimed, and Renminbi'ed

Does Chinese President Xi Jinping really make one-twentieth of Obama’s salary?

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Zhou Decline Watch: Video of His Family Compound Released

Tracking the downfall of one of the most feared men in China.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Map of China, By Stereotype

Auto-complete results by the country's largest search engine shed light on how Chinese view one another.

Warner Brown |