China

Year of the Pigskin

My hilarious, heartbreaking, triumphant season with the American Football League of China

A crisis of cultural identity—not to mention offense, defense, and special teams.

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The Miseducation of the Tiger Mom

An odd new book by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld gives ambition a bad name

A book by Yale Law professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld shows an astonishing lack of scholarly rigor or common sense.

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The writer who goes by the pen name Mai Jia is the most popular author in the world you’ve never heard of. 

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Chinese Citizens Are Fed Up With Flight 370 Censorship

And they're looking to the West for reliable information

And they're looking to the West for reliable information.

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Why Isn't China Dominating Sochi?

The country is no good at the Winter Games—but that could change when it hosts them itself

Team China won its first medal at the Sochi Olympics last week, when skater Han Tianyu took the silver in the mens's short-track 1500 meters. China's medal count has since climbed to six, with three golds, two silvers, and one bronze. Not terrible: they're currently ranked 10th in the standings, just behind Poland and ahead of Sweden.

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The Sochi Olympics have barely gotten off the ground when the Russians are already talking about the next one. At the opening of the China House in Sochi two days after the opening ceremony, sports minister Vitaly Mutko declared that Russia would throw its support behind China's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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China Wants to Build a Better Facebook

Is WeChat out-innovating other social networks?

WeChat, China's ultimate chat/social network/mobile payment/online banking all-in-one mega-site

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The Smallness of Barack Obama: Diminishment, Drift, and Sighful Contemplation

A Chinese dissident shows us how to dream big

Obama's defeatist State of the Union should have taken its cues from the words of an inspiring Chinese dissident.

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