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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
It’s Not Communism Holding China’s Youth Back. It’s Their Parents.
Pressure to save, marry, and work leaves no room for democratic aspirations.
When Marx Meets Islam
A Chinese regulation would prohibit online insults based on religion. Some decry it as antithetical to Communist values.
Did Tillerson’s Beijing Visit Box Him in, or Start a Reboot?
Two perspectives on where American diplomats must go next.
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.
How China’s History Shapes, and Warps, its Policies Today
For Beijing, the past is exceptionally useful, and usefully exceptional.
What Just Happened in Beijing?
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson surprised many by parroting Chinese talking points, but it's unlikely to signal a policy shift.
American Unrest Proves China Got the Internet Right
Beijing has been criticized for its Great Firewall and online censorship. Now it's looking prescient.
Trump’s Top China Expert Isn’t a China Expert
Peter Navarro doesn't speak Chinese, and has scant in-country experience. Should that matter?
Why Is China So … Uncool?
The country's got all the right stuff to be a soft-power giant. But Beijing won't get out of its own way.
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.
China Steps Into the Latin American Void Trump Has Left Behind
While Washington rips up trade deals, Beijing sees the region as a “land of vitality and hope.”
After ISIS Threat, China May Have to Get off Sidelines in Middle East
Uighur militant groups are splitting, and may now compete to see who can hit China the hardest.
China Quietly Abandoning Bid for ‘New Model of Great Power Relations’ With U.S.
Beijing long sought a rhetorical reboot in bilateral ties. Now it’s talking differently.
China’s New Multibillion-Dollar Target Market: LGBT Youth
With social conservatism fading, tech firms and advertisers are scrambling to show their tolerant side.