China

Yes, Free Speech Is Big in Hong Kong—Because They Must Constantly Defend It
June 10, 2013

“Hong Kong has a strong tradition of free speech.” That's how Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old leaker who slammed National Security Agency surveillance as an "existential threat to democracy," described his decision to flee to China. 

The 20-Year-Old Crime That's Blowing Up on Chinese Social Media
May 04, 2013

The crime that Chinese social media just won't forget.

China's France Fetish
The new rich want wine, cheese, and savoir vivre. Underemployed Frenchmen are glad to deliver it.
April 05, 2013

China's new rich want wine, cheese, and savoir vivre. Thousands of underemployed Frenchmen are moving east to deliver it.

Three Worlds
March 09, 2013

A sympathetically acted film about Jean Renoir, a PBS documentary on the life of Philip Roth, and a small movie about young Americans in China.

Obama's Pivot to Europe
Forget China. An EU trade deal would be the real game-changer.
February 20, 2013

Forget China: A trade deal with Europe would be the real game-changer.

Next Generation Animation
How the Internet changed cartoons
February 20, 2013

Today's animated television caters to the Internet-addicted.

Chinese Embassies Love Facebook—Even Though Chinese Citizens Are Banned From It
February 17, 2013

Welcome to the weird social-media world of Chinese consulates.

Frenemies Forever
China and North Korea share a real bond. But for how long?
February 14, 2013

China and North Korea share a real bond. But for how long?

China Is Not the Gaming Industry's Next Great Frontier
The People's Republic may lift its ban on consoles. It wouldn't be the boon that many expect.
February 05, 2013

The People's Republic may lift its ban on consoles. It wouldn't be the boon that many expect.

Noble and Ignoble
Ai Weiwei: Wonderful dissident, terrible artist
February 01, 2013

You'd think Ai Weiwei's persecution by the Chinese government would mean no critic would want to rip his work. You'd be wrong.

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