Crisis of Confidence

Brands have long relied on social auditing companies to monitor their supply chains in China. But between the industry’s own flaws and a changing political environment in China, many say these reports aren't reliable. With the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act now going into effect, this lack of trust in the industry leaves many global companies — and those hoping to hold them accountable — in a tricky spot.

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China's Sea Change

The Chinese State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) is the world's largest shipbuilder, supplying everything from container ships to cruise ships to companies in the U.S., Taiwan and elsewhere. But CSSC also builds warships for China's navy,...

China's Innovation Renovation

Zhongguancun, a neighborhood in Beijing, has long been called 'China's Silicon Valley.' But after achieving remarkable success, Zhongguancun is now undergoing something of a makeover as China attempts to control what type of innovation happens...

Building New China

Among the handful of truly global architecture firms, the New York-based Kohn Pedersen Fox has distinguished itself in China, designing some of the country’s most iconic buildings. Now, with 40 percent of its portfolio based...

Born to Run

After capitalizing on China's crypto boom, Binance CEO "CZ" fled China just in the nick of time. But critics say he's been running ever since, "jurisdiction hopping" as authorities around the world are trying to...

The Diplomatic Deadlock

For decades, climate change has been framed as a crisis that the international community needs to solve — and which it could solve if world leaders would only muster the political will to cooperate and...

History Man

How Xi Jinping turned to the past to secure the future of the Chinese Communist Party’s rule.

The Bridge Builder

As the U.S. government doubles down on its tech competition with China, it needs people like Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, to help inform policy. But how much influence for someone like Schmidt,...

Fentanyl's New Flow

After years of U.S. pressure, Beijing finally banned fentanyl in 2019. Many celebrated the announcement, thinking it would help turn the tide in America's deadly opioid crisis. But today, there is more Chinese-made fentanyl flooding...