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The Man Who Burned His Chinese Passport

The Man Who Burned His Chinese Passport

He also disparaged Chinese students online. Now netizens are arguing — was it racism, treachery, or political dissent?

An Abandoned Daughter Returns to China

An Abandoned Daughter Returns to China

Editors Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and David Wertime talk to Jenna Cook about how the quest to find her birth mother captivated China — and why she finally decided to write her side of the story for FP.

Ghosts by the Water Line

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.

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Tea Leaf Nation decodes Chinese media, analyzes social trends, and features Chinese voices, all to illuminate the country from within.

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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian | @BethanyAllenEbr

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