Christina Larson

ChinaFile

Ghosts by the Water Line

China has moved mountains and dammed rivers to pump water to a thirsty Beijing, but the colossal project could destroy the lives of millions in the heartland.

ChinaFile

Rich Man, Pu’er Man

Pu'er tea is now worth more than silver. How that's led to the meteoric rise -- and uncertain future -- of a tea boom town in the country's remote southwest.

Feature

Beijing’s Test Tube Baby

Zhao Bowen dropped out of high school, shunned state-run academies, and launched a gene-mapping start-up. Why the boy who once broke all the rules could be the man to lead a new generation of Chinese scientists.

Dispatch

‘If You Take Away Land, You Take Away Life’

Cambodia's prime minister made a promise to tackle the country's most nagging social problem. Now his compatriots are taking him at his word.

Dispatch

Cambodia’s ‘Tahrir Square’

Protests against the authoritarian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen are reaching a boiling point.

Dispatch

The Mistress-Industrial Complex

Is adultery the key to solving China’s corruption problem?

Argument

Apocalypse Mao

China's Xi Jinping faces a host of challenges: a slowing economy, stagnating political reform. But the country's black skies and red rivers ought to be his top priority.

Dispatch

China’s Fishy Show Trial

The verdict is in: Bo Xilai's wife is guilty. But the Chinese government's carefully crafted story is full of holes.

Argument

The Souls of Chinese Cities

Letters from Guangzhou, Urumqi, and Shenyang.

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