Archive

November

China’s surgery bottleneck

Gene-edited babies: lead scientist suspended without pay

Balochistan Liberation Army attacks Chinese consulate

A tailor-made straitjacket

Sweep away the yellow

Missing students and tiger bones

A boost to the global economy or a farce?

Spin and stimulus

Gloom and doom

October

100,000 robots a year from Shanghai

The death of Peking University

Bull market or bluster?

Tim Cook: Retract China hacking report

Bullish on beng bengs

The Communist Party’s newspaper celebrates free trade

A knife in the back for a veteran police official

Press freedom dies in Hong Kong, and one of China’s top cops disappears

Saying no-no to win-win

September

Who is Chen Quanguo?

A deal with the devil, or good news for China’s Catholics?

Nur Bekri goes down

Taiwanese spies use ‘money, sex, and even WeChat’ to seduce PRC students, and Swedish ‘police brutality’

A Chinese port in Israel, and did the Pope make a deal with Xi Jinping?

Christians and Muslims in the crosshairs

A small victory for rule of law?

August

A bad week for the internet in China

On-demand murder

Pacific palaver

Free trade should be fair trade

Assessing the People’s Liberation Army

What you are seeing and what you are reading is not what's happening

The White Wolf of Taiwan

Xinjiang camps: Chinese delegation hears testimony at the UN

P2P protests, and carcinogens in blood pressure drugs

Get your drugs in China

July

And then they came for my mom’s WeChat group

Is the new Pakistani government good for China?

Outrage over faulty vaccines, again

What is the trade war endgame?

A big deal for BMW

Talks have broken down

Who are the tariffs hurting?

Day 1

Media instructions for a trade war

June

The shrinking Xiaomi IPO

After beating, a thousand veterans protest

This is how you lose a major tech company.

Google invests half a billion in Chinese ecommerce

The U.S. has ‘ignited a trade war’

Anti-China protests in Vietnam

Don’t be a giant baby

National Amnesia Day

The canary in the Belt and Road coal mine

March

China’s Jack the Ripper

A warning shot before the war

Kvetching about China

A letter from Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Carl Zha: Chinese connections to the Islamic State

In favor of lifetime rule for Xi

Join us today for a Q&A with Harvard's Michael Szonyi

An extremely stupid move

February

More on the aftermath of China’s big constitutional change

This is a takeover.

The People’s Daily and a fake chart

The fall of Lu Wei, first commander of the Cyberspace Administration of China

Fury in South Africa and the China mistake

Deodorant, tampons, and the wisdom of Carl Crow

A Chinese military base in Afghanistan

China in 2 minutes a day.