China

Tea Leaf Nation

The Big Bang Theory in Little China

There's a demographic reason why fictitious nerds from CalTech have charmed millions of Chinese viewers.

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Little Engine That Couldn't

Think healthcare.gov is frustrating? Try buying a holiday train ticket from the only website in China allowed to sell rail passes.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Friend of My Friend Is My Rival

Why China says Japan's prime minister is "hugging the Buddha's foot" on his Africa trip.

Liz Carter |

Feature

Lost in America

How America's favorite Chinese dissident burned bridges at NYU and ended up at a pro-life, anti-gay think tank.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Awkward Twitter Adolescence of China’s Largest State News Agency

With these awesome tweets, how can @TigerWoods and @JustinBieber not be following Xinhua?

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Party Foul

Being a Chinese bureaucrat isn't as fun as it used to be.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

Blame It on the Booze

In China, some lawyers and police still think drunkenness -- even condom-wearing -- excuses rape.

Adam Century |

Tea Leaf Nation

Crawl for the Cause

A Chinese professor bet that officials would disclose their assets -- then lost.

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Shaq in China: A Love Story

A translator for the NBA star explains his cross-border appeal.

Adam Century |

Tea Leaf Nation

Grand Theft China

A new video game allows netizens to tase corrupt officials.

Liz Carter |

Argument

The One-Year Plan

Six major trends to watch in 2014, as China embarks on monumental economic reform.

Damien Ma |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Jeff Bezos, He Ain't

Eccentric multi-millionaire Chen Guangbiao's countrymen don't think he can -- or should -- buy the New York Times.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Raid on China's No. 1 Meth Village

3,000 cops just descended on China's biggest little 'ice' factory.

Liz Carter |

COLUMN

9 Economic Trends to Watch in 2014

From the rise of rich, stupid people to the death of peak oil, here's what's trending in the global economy.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

The Year of the Horse

Why China's radical economic reforms in 2014 could bring new prosperity to hundreds of millions -- if Xi Jinping can ride out the bumps ahead.

Michael Pettis |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Drag on the State

A new order says Chinese cadres should stop smoking in public -- but they knew that already.

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

Coming to Chinese Headlines in 2014

From the rise of WeChat to the rural e-commerce boom, six major stories that flew under the radar in 2013, but won't next year.

Rachel Lu |

Argument

Silver Lining: The Year 2013 in Human Rights

For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.

Ken Roth |

Tea Leaf Nation

Naked Lunch

Why China's buzzing about President Xi Jinping's simple meal of steamed buns and pig innards.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

2013, According to the Chinese Communist Party

State media on U.S. "dysfunction," Japan's "dangerous direction," and the "gradual rise" of Africa's middle class. 

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

A 'Narrowing Path' for China's Scholars

A respected professor's open resignation has academics asking where Chinese government meddling will end.

Yiqin Fu |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Angry Spirits

Online whispers paint an eerie parallel between Japanese war criminals and dead Chinese strongman Mao Zedong.

Liz Carter |

Argument

Spirited Away

Why Shinzo Abe's visit to a Tokyo shrine could make his lousy relations with Beijing much worse.

Isaac Stone Fish |

COLUMN

Curb Your Social Entrepreneurial Enthusiasm

Why the market for the global poor isn’t as big as you might think.

Daniel Altman |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Government Recommends 'Idiot-Proof' Cellphones for Peasants

Beijing's elegant suggestion to spread mobile technology in the countryside. 

Liz Carter |

Argument

China's Pollution Revolution

Could Beijing's coal addiction be its downfall?

Gal Luft |

Argument

Bad Blood

Is North Korea's double dealing risking its most important relationship?

Shen Dingli |

Tea Leaf Nation

China’s Ethan Couch

Drunk driving, death, wealth, and privilege isn't just an American issue.

Liz Carter |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Frank Underwood?

Communist discipline chief Wang Qishan may be taking the wrong lessons from the TV series 'House of Cards.'

David Wertime |

Argument

China's Backdoor Breakout

As China flexes its muscles in Central Asia, will the United States have any influence after it leaves Afghanistan?

Richard Boucher |