Winter Settles on Chinese Universities
What does Xu Zhangrun’s punishment mean for hopes of academic freedom?
Is an Iron Curtain Falling Across Tech?
The conflict around Huawei may be the first shots in a new cold war.
Is China Pulling the Strings Down Under?
Revelations about Chinese influence have rocked Australian media and politics. Should the U.S. have the same debate?
Unpacking China’s Curious ‘Ivanka Fever’
The President's powerful daughter evokes deeply-held tropes in Chinese society.
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?
Did Tillerson’s Beijing Visit Box Him in, or Start a Reboot?
Two perspectives on where American diplomats must go next.
How China’s History Shapes, and Warps, its Policies Today
For Beijing, the past is exceptionally useful, and usefully exceptional.
Don’t Call it the New Chinese Global Order (Yet)
The United States has many strengths. The question is how many it will squander in coming years.
Is the Search for a China-Hollywood Blockbuster Doomed?
The flailing 'Great Wall' aspires to be a bicultural extravaganza. The result is a mess.
‘The Chinese Learned that Trump Blinks’
In a call with China's President, Trump recognized, or at least nodded at, the one-China policy he'd earlier questioned.
China’s Youth Admire America Far More than We Knew
The Communist Party's is responding with a sweeping ideological crackdown on its universities.
How Trump Can Win With China
Beijing has been seriously outmaneuvering Washington for years. Trump is off to a lousy start, but here’s how he can turn it around.
While the West Fiddles, China Races to Define the Future
Trump will need to work with Beijing, or we risk living in a world that the Chinese Communist Party will create.
Don’t Get Too Excited About China’s Ivory Ban
Enforcement of the laudable rule will remain an issue, while ivory demand in countries like Japan and the U.S. is actually rising.
I Was Rescued from a Chinese Orphanage. My Friend Wasn’t.
We were both disabled by polio, but I was adopted by Americans. Returning to China 10 years later showed how sharply our destinies had diverged.
How to Stand Up to China? Mongolia’s Got a Playbook
Ulaanbaatar just welcomed the Dalai Lama, despite warnings from Beijing.
Facebook Must Stay Out of China
A Faustian pact with Beijing would almost certainly make user behavior around the world visible to Chinese state security.
Will Trump Strike a Grand Bargain With China?
The candidate used broad and blustery rhetoric to discuss the Communist state. Here's what his actual policy might look like.
Meet China’s State-Approved Muslims
Adapting to Beijing's dictates has allowed Hui Islam to survive. But true believers say it's losing its soul.
What Is Going on with this Flagship Hong Kong Newspaper?
First a strange interview. Then its Chinese-language operations went dark.
Mao the Man, Mao the God
Communist China's founding father died forty years ago. His country still struggles with his legacy.
What Could China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Mean for its Citizens?
Beijing wants to monitor almost all activity within Chinese borders. That's still a ways off.
Was Uber’s China Exit a Failure or a Success?
For internet companies in China, the line between winning and losing has grown fuzzy.
How Should the Republican Party Approach China Policy?
Much of the answer has to do with how to handle The Donald.
What Is the Future of the South China Sea?
The July 12 ruling clarified the law of the sea, but may further alienate China.
A Grim Future for Chinese Web Freedom
The unexpected departure of China's censorship evangelist is unlikely to bring about more relaxed policies towards online speech.
It’s Graduation Season. Time to Go Back to China?
After years Stateside, many Chinese students find it hard to choose between vastly different countries.
Freedom of Navigation Operations in the South China Sea Aren’t Enough
The U.S. will need to do more if it's to stop Chinese overreach.
It’s Official: Washington Thinks Chinese Internet Censorship Is a ‘Trade Barrier’
That doesn't mean Beijing will change its behavior.
What the Panama Papers Mean for China’s Leadership
Relatives of Chinese elites have concealed assets abroad. But that’s likely no surprise to China’s anti-corruption watchdogs.
Xi Jinping’s Ill-Advised Quest for Blind Obedience
China’s president wants a level of deference that Communist Party members are no longer willing to give.