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.
The President's powerful daughter evokes deeply-held tropes in Chinese society.
China's president has descended on Florida for a summit with a counterpart he's never met. What happens now?
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.
Communism and democratic socialism won’t heal today’s political divisions. But social democracy—which helped ward off extremism following World War II—could.
Capitalism is still the best way to handle risk and boost innovation and productivity.
Global warming could launch socialists to unprecedented power—and expose their movement’s deepest contradictions.
Fragments of the wall have become museum pieces. But with the rise of extremist parties in Germany, the debate over the barrier’s legacy is anything but history.