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07.24.2014

Alibaba: How Big a Deal Is It?

David Wolf

When Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba goes public some time after Labor Day it is expected be one the largest initial public offerings in history.

Books

07.23.2014

The New Emperors

Laura Chang

How does one become the leader of the world’s newest superpower? And who holds the real power in the Chinese system?

Infographics

07.03.2014

Spoils of the ‘Tiger’ Hunt

David M. Barreda, Yan Cong

Early this week, the Chinese Communist Party announced the expulsion from its ranks of Xu Caihou, who before his retirement in 2012 was one of the highest ranking officers in the People’s Liberation Army.

Features

07.02.2014

China’s Fallen Mighty

Ouyang Bin, Zhang Mengqi, David M. Barreda, Youyou Zhou

(This story was updated on September 22, 2013 and July 2, 2014.)

The Tanks and the People

Liao Yiwu

Twenty-five years ago, before the Tiananmen massacre, my father told me: “Son, be good and stay at home, never provoke the Communist Party.”

Features

05.27.2014

China’s Experiment with Deliberative Democracy

Rebecca Liao

Chinese pro-democracy protests begun in the late spring of 1989 led to the brutal military suppression on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 25 years ago this June 4.

Books

05.22.2014

Age of Ambition

Evan Osnos

From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy—or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation.

Viewpoint

04.20.2014

The Specter of June Fourth

Perry Link

If yesterday was typical, about 1,400 children in Africa died of malaria. It is a preventable, treatable disease, and the young victims lost their lives through no faults of their own.

Media

04.11.2014

Is Jesus Really Hotter Than Mao on China’s Social Media?

Tea Leaf Nation

It’s easier to talk about Jesus than Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping on Weibo, China’s massive Twitter-like social media platform.

Infographics

03.20.2014

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

Isaac Stone Fish, EG365, David M. Barreda

The greatest unsolved mystery in China right now is not the disappearance of Malaysian airliner MH370 but

Media

02.06.2014

Beijing’s State Secrets Law—Still Broad, Still Opaque

Tea Leaf Nation, David Wertime

Beijing may be whittling back its widely reviled state secrets laws—but given their opacity, it’s hard to say for sure.

Media

01.17.2014

You’ve Got Mail: Chinese Communist Party Received Almost Two Million Complaints in 2013

Tea Leaf Nation, Liz Carter

In 2013, China’s Communist Party disciplinary organs received an eye-popping 1.95 million citizen complaints about officials.

Viewpoint

01.14.2014

Xi, Mao, and China’s Search for a Usable Past

Paul Gewirtz

Since its founding, the United States has had understandable pride in its great achievements, but also has had to reckon with its complex moral history—beginning but hardly ending with the fact that our original Constitution accepted the

01.06.2014

Will Xi Jinping Bring a Positive New Day to China?

Paul Mooney, Andrew J. Nathan, Orville Schell, Edward Friedman, Robert Kapp, The Editors

Chinese President Xi Jinping, just over a year in office, recently made a rare appearance in public in a Beijing restaurant, buying a cheap lunch and paying for it hims

Other

12.23.2013

[Transcript] One Year Later, China’s New Leaders

J. Stapleton Roy, Susan Shirk, Evan Osnos, Orville Schell

Nearly a year to the day after seven new leaders ascended to their posts on the Standing Committee of China’s Politburo, the Asia Society held a public

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