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Visitors play video games at the annual Animation-Comic-Game in Hong Kong on July 24.

Will China Regulate Video Games?

A call for greater oversight of the gaming industry has undercut technology firms already facing threats of a wider crackdown.

Students draw images commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party in Qingzhou, China, on June 24.

Why China Is Cracking Down on Private Tutoring

Regulations on the $120 billion industry reflect concerns over the education rat race.

People wade through floodwaters along a street following heavy rains in Zhengzhou.

China’s Drowned City Is a Bleak Sign of a Changing Climate

Infrastructural damage will hurt global supply chains for electronics and cars.

Flags fly outside the New York Stock Exchange.

Is Western Finance Underestimating Chinese Political Risk?

CEOs need to get better at listening to bad news about China.

Ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing's logo is shown on a building in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 4, 2018.

Didi’s Tumble Is Another Sign of the Great Decoupling

And that the Chinese technology sector’s era of relative freedom may be over.

A display commemorates the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai on June 30.

Chinese Communist Party Marks Centennial

One hundred years since its founding, the party commands more control inside China than ever before.

Apple Daily employees work.

Hong Kong’s Biggest Pro-Democracy Newspaper Prints Final Edition

The national security law has brought down Apple Daily, one of the last bastions of media resistance to Beijing.

U.S. President Joe Biden takes part in a press conference on the final day of the G-7 summit at Cornwall Airport Newquay, near Newquay, United Kingdom, on June 13.

Will Europe Get Tough on China?

The latest G-7 summit shows Biden could be more successful than Trump in courting allies to counter Beijing.

Passengers take the escalator from the subway in Wuhan, China, on May 31.

Why Beijing Will Never Cooperate With a COVID-19 Investigation

Although a lab leak is unlikely, officials have plenty to conceal in Wuhan.

Elementary school students play on International Children's Day in Haian, China, on June 1.

China’s Three-Child Policy Won’t Create a Baby Boom

The costs of raising children, not government restraints, are stopping Chinese parents from having more.

People pay respect to agronomist Yuan Longping near a super hybrid rice experimental field in Sanya, Hainan province, China, on May 26.

China Mourns Scientist Who Curbed Famine

Yuan Longping, who developed hybrid rice in the 1970s, won global recognition and became a national icon.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer looks over notes before speaking during a news conference about the Endless Frontier Act in Washington on May 18.

A New Era of U.S.-China Competition Begins

A bill with bipartisan support aims to counter Beijing through funding new technologies. Businesses and special interest groups have jumped right in.

Security cameras are seen at the entrance of a bar and restaurant area in Beijing on April 20, 2020.

School Death Stirs Rare Scandal in China

Local protests have raised questions about the surveillance state after a teenager mysteriously fell to his death in Chengdu.

A man walks with the Chinese national flag in a park next to the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China, on Sept. 4, 2020.

The Downside of China’s Online Muscle-Flexing

An offensive Weibo post about India’s coronavirus crisis highlights the limits of “wolf warrior” diplomacy.

A woman holds a baby wearing a protective shield during rush hour in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 13.

China Set to Record Its First Population Decline in Decades

Census data is expected to reflect a simple reality: Having children in China is expensive and burdensome for many families.

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