For American Pundits, China is a Fantasyland

In an op-ed at The Washington Post, James Palmer attacks the use of China’s achievements in areas like infrastructure and education as shallow rhetorical devices by those...

Global Times Accidentally Plugs Open Letter on June 4...

Chinese censors recently removed a Global Times editorial attacking an open letter recounting the 1989 crackdown on Tiananmen pro-democracy protesters due to the unintended...

Artist Detained After Posting Photo of Xi Jinping [Update]...

Dai Jianyong, a photographer who frequently posts images of people with contorted faces—known to his social media followers as “chrysanthemum faces”,...

Mystery Surrounds the Nicaragua Canal Project

In 2013, the Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. (HKND Group) was given the green light to build and operate a $50 billion new waterway fit to rival the Panama Canal...

U.S. Seeks Details on Official Amid Bank-Hiring Probe...

As a part of the U.S. government’s investigation into whether J.P. Morgan hired relatives of top Chinese government officials, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...

People of the Week: Red Second Generation

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the...