China

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.

The Captive of San Clemente
December 21, 2012

THAT FAINT CLANKING SOUND, arriving through the open window of his home office: Was it coming from the courtyard? Was it being made by the pulley they’d attached to the house’s outside wall? Christ, it couldn’t be, thought Nixon, looking at his new digital watch: 6:15 p.m. No, they still had the round-the-clock nurse with them, and she wouldn’t be letting Pat get up from her long afternoon nap for another 15 minutes, when he’d join her for a glass of fruit juice and dinner off the TV trays. He heard the clanking again and realized it was just the halyard hitting the flagpole.

How India is Turning Into China
December 21, 2012

CHINA IS shakily authoritarian while India is a stable democracy—indeed, the world’s largest. So goes the cliché, and it is true, up to a point. But there is a growing resemblance between the two countries. A decade after we were told that China and India were “flattening” the world, expediting a historically inevitable shift of power from West to East, their political institutions and original nation-building ideologies face a profound crisis of legitimacy.

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