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The Missing Mogul

Whitney Duan was one of China's most successful female entrepreneurs. She built multi-billion dollar developments and was closely connected to political elites. But in 2017,...

Hemmed In

Marjorie Yang has staked much of her textile empire on being socially responsible, and yet her firm, Esquel Group, ended up on the Entity List....

Peddling the President

Elliott Broidy’s scheme to lobby the president on behalf of Beijing came uncomfortably close to succeeding. That he got as far as he did, experts...

The Czech Man in China

Before Petr Kellner died last month, he was the richest man in the Czech Republic — in large part because of his Home Credit business...

The New Influencers

While the U.S. was focused on investigating Russian interference in U.S. politics, China was plotting its own campaign to influence the young Trump administration. With...

The Soul of Lu Xun

Those looking for China’s national spirit won’t find it in Xi Jinping’s writing. But the works of Lu Xun offer a homegrown example that contemporary...

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...

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...

The Snowden Effect

Seven years ago, Edward Snowden's leaked documents had an unintended impact in Beijing. Today, as most U.S.-China tensions revolve around technology and cyberspace, we're dealing...