Deep State, Inc.

Last year, a nixed deal between the Solomon Islands and Sam Group, a Chinese conglomerate, offered a rare window into how Chinese companies often work in tandem with, and sometimes on behalf of, Beijing.

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Trudeau’s Move

When Justin Trudeau became Canada’s prime minister in 2015, he promptly pulled out the same China playbook that his father, Pierre, had used as prime minister in the 1970s. What he didn’t realize is that...

The Crypto Kid

Earlier this month, rioters at the U.S. Capitol chanted anti-China slogans on a Chinese-owned app. This is the story of how a Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur named Justin Sun found his vision for the internet overlapping...

The Bidding War

After winning contracts from the U.S. Air Force, a small Wisconsin-based company went bankrupt. Now, a Chinese businessman is poised to take control of its revolutionary engine.

The Red Capitalist

With his recent actions against Jack Ma and with measures to increase control of private firms, Xi Jinping has alarmed the corporate world. But the extraordinary life of Rong Yiren shows how the Communist Party...

Vaping Madness

A three-year-old e-cigarette company from China went public on the New York Stock Exchange last month. It’s already worth $35 billion.

The Great Expulsion

In the past year, foreign journalists have been forced to leave China in droves, closing the door for reporting on the world's second largest economy. Now, the whole world will be forced to deal with...

The Chip Choke Point

A single machine from the Netherlands could catapult China to the leading edge of the semiconductor industry. If the U.S. allowed it, that is.

Trudeau’s Move

When Justin Trudeau became Canada’s prime minister in 2015, he promptly pulled out the same China playbook that his father, Pierre, had used as prime minister in the 1970s. What he didn’t realize is that...