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ChinaFile

Can Chinese Journalists Still Push Boundaries?

What new regulations might mean for China's beleaguered reporters. 

David Schlesinger |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's 'Stinky Meat-Gate'

A recent muckraking report is a black eye for McDonald's and KFC, but also for the country's regulators.

Rachel Lu |

Tea Leaf Nation

All Hail 'Fatty Kim the Third'

Chinese netizens love mocking North Korea's portly dictator. But it masks a deeper disdain.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

Lord of the Flies

Just how many low-level officials is Xi Jinping going to expel from the Chinese Communist Party? 

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

The Debate Over Confucius Institutes in the United States

A ChinaFile conversation on the promises and perils of partnering with Beijing on education. 

Stephen I. Levine |

ChinaFile

'A Lot of Active Cooperation Going On'

Should you have been paying attention to the recently concluded Strategic and Economic Dialogue?

William Adams |

Tea Leaf Nation

Changing the Chinese Embassy's Address to Liu Xiaobo Plaza Is a Silly Idea

It's a distraction. Besides, there are better ways to support human rights in China.

Isaac Stone Fish |

ChinaFile

How the Mighty Have Fallen

An interactive timeline of recently ousted high-ranking officials in China.

David Barreda |

Dispatch

The Mogul Takes Manhattan

China’s most eccentric tycoon just made New York’s homeless sing for their supper. Then he did magic tricks.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Multibillion-Dollar Pastime

World Cup fever has led to a lucrative sports betting market there, with occasionally deadly outcomes.

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Leaning In -- to Chinese Corruption

Looks can be deceiving. In China, official bribery -- even exchanging sex for power -- is still too normal.

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

Is a U.S. Decline Good News for China?

Experts ask if the two juggernauts remain locked in a zero-sum game.

Zha Daojiong |

ChinaFile

'We Want to Flourish'

Watch what happens when a young Egyptian woman and a young Chinese woman discuss free speech.

Alison Klayman |

ChinaFile

Watch: A Chinese Lake -- and a Way of Life -- Is Disappearing

An area that produces more than half of China's grain is losing its water.

Lynn Zhang |

Tea Leaf Nation

Should China Declare a War on Terror?

Beijing and Washington's very different response to the latest deadly attack in Xinjiang.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

Will China Get Lonely Before It Gets Rich?

China is becoming a nation of singles, 'DINKs,' and empty-nesters, says a new government report.

Rachel Lu |

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 |

ChinaFile

China's Surreal Urban Farms

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

Tim Franco |

Tea Leaf Nation

Just How Corrupt Are These People?

Deciphering the Chinese Communist Party's code for official misconduct.

Amy Qin |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese State Media Slams Microsoft

Xinhua says ending Windows XP "extremely irresponsible."

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

Infographic: Jesus More Popular Than Mao on China's Twitter

A surprising disparity between Communist and Christian chatter.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet China's Protest Archivist

Powered by the web, a former migrant worker is connecting local unrest to international audiences.

Yaqiu Wang |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Authorities' Tough Sell: Paraxylene

A new outbreak of NIMBY protests hits China's streets, and its Internet.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Tea Leaf Nation

Blanking Out

Is mainland China slowly choking the life from Taiwanese media?

Chris Fuchs |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mapping China's Economic Activity

Fully half of China's GDP comes from a smattering of major cities, many near the coast.

Yiqin Fu |

Tea Leaf Nation

Russian Embassy: Sanctions Remind Us of Tiananmen Backlash

Russian diplomats are trying -- perhaps too hard -- to play up historical similarities with China.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

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 |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Glitch in the Cash Machine

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

Rachel Lu |