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China Central Television, Reviled at Home

The state outlet has fallen so far from its perch that editors are embarassed to wear the CCTV logo in public.

Hu Yong |

ChinaFile

A New Type of Great Power Dialogue?

What should Barack Obama and Xi Jinping talk about at APEC?

Hugh White |

ChinaFile

What Does China Mean by 'Rule of Law'?

It's more Confucianism than constitutionalism.

Carl Minzner |

ChinaFile

How I Dealt With China's Book Censors

One Western author shares his struggle to keep a text true to history.

Joseph W. Esherick |

ChinaFile

How Will the Standoff in Hong Kong End?

Protesters and authorities both hold their ground, amid hopes of civil awakening -- and fears of another Tiananmen.

Nicholas Bequelin |

ChinaFile

'May the Flame You Carry Illuminate Your Way'

A Hong Kong professor's open letter to her boycotting students expresses hope -- and fear -- for their future.

Denise Y. Ho |

ChinaFile

'The Government Wouldn't Fund Something Like This'

Watch: China's privately-funded Jianchuan Museums are a warning to future generations.

Joshua Frank |

ChinaFile

What's Wrong With Hong Kong?

Three reasons why China's laboratory for ideas now faces a murky future.

Nicholas Bequelin |

ChinaFile

How U.S. Soft Power Won the Chinese Box Office

Chinese have noticed how ‘Transformers 4’ took their money -- then depicted Texans saving the human race anyway.

Ying Zhu |

ChinaFile

Xinjiang, Unsettled

Capturing the often-wrenching change in one of China's most fraught regions.

Gilles Sabrié |

ChinaFile

'Whoever Talks About China Talks About Himself'

Remembering Sinologist Pierre Ryckmans. 

Ian Buruma |

ChinaFile

For Chinese Power Game, a Changing Equation

How the fall of Zhou Yongkang may upend the "unwritten rules" of elite leadership.

Sebastian Veg |

ChinaFile

Can Chinese Journalists Still Push Boundaries?

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

David Schlesinger |

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 |

ChinaFile

How the Mighty Have Fallen

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

David Barreda |

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

Pu Zhiqiang Speaks From Prison

My conversations with the imprisoned Chinese human rights defender.

Zhang Sizhi |

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 |

ChinaFile

Is Indicting Chinese Hackers a Smart Move or Dumb Strategy?

A conversation about responding to Chinese cyberespionage. 

Robert Daly |

ChinaFile

Just How Worrying Is China's Standoff With Vietnam?

A conversation about China's brewing dispute with Vietnam in the contested South China Sea.

Daniel Kliman |

ChinaFile

China's Surreal Urban Farms

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

Tim Franco |

ChinaFile

Will China’s Economy Be No. 1 by Dec. 31?

A conversation on China's economy, and on how much size matters.

Zha Daojiong |

ChinaFile

Pivot to Asia: 'Why Keep up the Charade?'

A conversation on President Obama's trip to Tokyo.

Yuki Tatsumi |

ChinaFile

The Chinese Military Can 'Fight Any Battle and Win'

A conversation on tensions among China, Japan, and the United States.

Ely Ratner |

ChinaFile

Gauging Bloomberg's China 'Rethink'

A conversation about the future of journalism in the world's largest country.

David Schlesinger |

ChinaFile

A Back Door to Chinese Internet Freedom

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

Jeff South |

ChinaFile

'First Lady Diplomacy'

A conversation: What should Michelle Obama seek to accomplish on her China trip?

Orville Schell, Vincent Ni, Leta Hong Fincher, Elizabeth Economy |