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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...

The Corps of Xinjiang

Without understanding the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), it is impossible to understand modern day Xinjiang. Understanding the XPCC, however, is no small feat. 

The China Bull

Beijing's recent regulatory actions have erased over $1 trillion of market value from Chinese equities — a disruption that hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio refers...

Game Over

The guanxi game has defined China's modern business culture — and no one played it better than Xu Jiayin, the CEO of Evergrande. Now, however,...

Biotech’s Borders

Ever since being named a strategic priority in 2015, China’s biotech industry has shown remarkable progress. But in order to achieve their global ambitions, Chinese...

China’s Shell Game

How China’s offshore companies are registered, and what purpose they serve, has long been misunderstood by analysts and economists. But documents in the Pandora Papers,...