Tea Leaf Nation decodes Chinese media, analyzes social trends, and features Chinese voices, all to illuminate the country from within.
In a nation where textbooks still teach that sex before marriage mars girls forever, Yao Sifan is offering a feminist take on the facts of life.
An oppressive ruling by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee — aided by a compliant Hong Kong judge — has silenced champions of democracy.
The government will build another metropolis from scratch. But it's not planning on following the old playbook.
The Communist Party's enthusiasm for private Confucian schools is cooling. It could be fearful of a moral system outside its control.
Shady deals. Befuddled investors. SEC investigations. Change can't come fast enough to the EB-5 visa.
Some parents prefer the invasive measure to lightly regulated, frequently brutal bootcamps.
Pressure to save, marry, and work leaves no room for democratic aspirations.
A Chinese regulation would prohibit online insults based on religion. Some decry it as antithetical to Communist values.
A 'tactical campaign masquerading as strategy' needs to find one now.
Tough words for “One Belt, One Road” and praise for a deepening defense partnership.
Diplomat in Trump’s Washington? Step into the vice president’s office.
No dirt on Clinton, a passing mention of adoptions, and a lot on Bill Browder and the Magnitsky Act.
The Iranian-backed forces that took control of Kirkuk from the Kurds are setting their sights on Baghdad.
Stung by its inclusion on the Trump administration’s travel ban, Chad is already making life harder for U.S. troops in Africa.
Immigration is inevitable. When will the West learn that it promises salvation — not destruction?
How a school administrator in Spain is helping save refugees with little more than fervor and a phone.
A decimated economy, a resurgent Taliban, and growing tensions with Iran are driving disenchanted Afghans to seek opportunities abroad. And for many it’s their only option.
The human-smuggling route across the Sahara may have been the deadliest on Earth. Then the EU paid Niger’s army to shut it down — and made it even more treacherous.