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Confronting Coercion

For years, China's economic coercion was subtle, selective...and wildly successful. But today, with Xi Jinping's more boisterous style, many western democracies are both tired of...

Changeless China?

In 1991, Orville Schell undertook an unlikely project for CBS's '60 Minutes': helping Chinese dissident Harry Wu infiltrate some of the prison camps in which...

Open Source

With traditional information gathering inside China nearly impossible these days, many researchers are using creative methods to mine the Chinese internet — and they're finding...

Who’s the Boss?

NYU Shanghai represented a huge experiment: Could an American university really maintain control in an authoritarian country? The answer a decade ago was an optimistic...

Flagged For Security

Beijing-based Nuctech has swelled into one of the largest security screening manufacturers in the world, with their scanners servicing airports, embassies and ports in some...

The Solar Struggle

For more than a decade, the U.S. has tried to use tariffs as a way to thwart China's solar panel manufacturing industry while nurturing its...

America’s Open Secret

Universities across the country are demanding a reckoning with the 'China Initiative' — the Department of Justice's three-year-old program to stop China's espionage efforts and...

Biden’s Beijing Bind

When Joe Biden entered office, many China watchers expected great things: the foreign policy veteran had a deep history with Xi Jinping, and he fielded...

Trust Games

The Chinese corporate bond market was designed for lending convenience, not the legal practicality of retrieving money. But with potential defaults by Suning and other...

Stalled Dreams

When China loaned Ethiopia more than $2.5 billion to build a railway, it was cultivating a unique relationship in Africa that it hoped would unlock...

Family Values

In an excerpt from his new memoir, the exiled artist Ai Weiwei describes his father's first meeting with Mao Zedong — and how he came...