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China’s New Megacity: The Anti-Beijing

The government will build another metropolis from scratch. But it's not planning on following the old playbook.

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Is Beijing Getting Scared of Homeschooled Confucian Activists?

The Communist Party's enthusiasm for private Confucian schools is cooling. It could be fearful of a moral system outside its control.

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America’s Green Card-for-Cash Program Is Making a Mess in China

Shady deals. Befuddled investors. SEC investigations. Change can't come fast enough to the EB-5 visa.

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A New ‘Cure’ for China’s Millions of Web Addicts: Hack Their Computer

Some parents prefer the invasive measure to lightly regulated, frequently brutal bootcamps.

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Unpacking China’s Curious ‘Ivanka Fever’

The President's powerful daughter evokes deeply-held tropes in Chinese society.

ChinaFile

When Xi Meets the Trumps

China's president has descended on Florida for a summit with a counterpart he's never met. What happens now?

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When Marx Meets Islam

A Chinese regulation would prohibit online insults based on religion. Some decry it as antithetical to Communist values.

ChinaFile

Did Tillerson’s Beijing Visit Box Him in, or Start a Reboot?

Two perspectives on where American diplomats must go next.

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Heads, Beijing Wins. Tails, Hong Kong Loses.

The 2017 race for Chief Executive was supposed to be a watershed exercise in democracy. Instead, it may be a coronation.

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