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.
The U.S. government must answer tough questions about its efforts to stop the group’s drug trafficking activities.
How would the outcome of the Vietnam War differ if we had listened to Edward Lansdale? The world may never know.
France is back, thanks to a president committed to disrupting politics at home and abroad.
Western countries are looking for new ways to defend against a new generation of war. Does a center in Finland have the answers?
How to learn to stop worrying and love the EU’s new security and defense agreement.
Western democracies that were once reliable defenders of human rights have been consumed by a nativist backlash, leaving an open field for dictators and demagogues.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, solutions to many of the world’s toughest problems already exist—you just need to know where to look for them.
Exporting British Columbia’s abundant energy resources should have been a slam dunk. How did a multibillion-dollar dream go up in smoke?
There’s nothing wrong with political tribes that can’t be fixed by what’s right with them.
Kurdish officials once dreamed of forging their own state out of the ashes of the war against the Islamic State. Now they are fighting for their very survival.