Tea Leaf Nation

Famous Chinese Sex Scholar Announces Relationship with Transgender Man

Over the past 30 years, Chinese society has undergone an evolution in traditional morality perhaps as rapid and unsettling as its economic boom. Yet sexual ...


Not Everything Is Chugging Along Smoothly for China's International Rail Expansion

The railroad barons of China made their largest overseas deal ever on Nov. 19, signing a $12 billion contract with the government of Nigeria to ...


China’s First Great Tiger Hunt

What Chairman Mao's takedown of the "King of the Northeast" tells us about Xi Jinping's purges.

Shadow Government

Asia’s Pivot to Asia

Much has been made of the intensifying strategic competition between the United States and China, with Beijing working to edge America out of its Asian ...


China Wins Again in Fight Against Dalai Lama

Pope Francis is more than a religious leader -- he’s also a politician. And that’s led him to controversially deny an audience to the Dalai ...

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

Obama Hammers Sony for Pulling ‘The Interview’

The Liberal Fallacy of the Cuba Deal

The Liberal Fallacy of the Cuba Deal

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