What message does civil unrest in Hong Kong send to the rest of China?
China's anti-vice campagin does clickbait on social media better than you think.
Chinese social media can't agree whether to blame an out-of-control military or spoiled youth.
Some desire political independence, but the city looks to the mainland for most of its resources.
Forget about those pesky regulations; business is booming for practitioners of "haitao."
Emerging solidarity between Hong Kong and Taiwan activists promises more headaches for Beijing.
With divorce rates spiraling, the biography of ancient sage Confucius resonates once again.
On Weibo, a provincial anti-graft official has dared to call out the current and former heads of a powerful regulatory body.
There's also a rumor that raw onions and coffee will cure it.
The Chinese Dream, deferred.
Taiwan's Apple Daily, well known for criticizing the Chinese mainland, is still inaccessible to some overseas readers.
The plan seems bound to further raise tensions in Xinjiang.
An open letter to those overthinking our relationship.
Anti-corruption efforts claimed Zhou Yongkang's career, but there is one last taboo we must break.
Guo Meimei is being used to represent all that's wrong with Chinese charities -- and maybe China itself.
How the fall of Zhou Yongkang may upend the "unwritten rules" of elite leadership.
The U.S. Navy is partly to thank (or blame).
Messages denouncing the "Communist Party bandits" parade across Chinese televisions in Wenzhou.
Ending the divide between urban and rural residents will seemingly please neither.
Officials in Sihong County appear out of control, and Chinese media is starting to smell blood.
How China's once-feared top security chief Zhou Yongkang became just a sad old man.
What new regulations might mean for China's beleaguered reporters.
A recent muckraking report is a black eye for McDonald's and KFC, but also for the country's regulators.
Chinese netizens love mocking North Korea's portly dictator. But it masks a deeper disdain.
Just how many low-level officials is Xi Jinping going to expel from the Chinese Communist Party?
A ChinaFile conversation on the promises and perils of partnering with Beijing on education.
Should you have been paying attention to the recently concluded Strategic and Economic Dialogue?
It's a distraction. Besides, there are better ways to support human rights in China.