James Fallows



Who Dreamed Up the Chinese Dream? [Updated]

This week, Party general secretary and Chinese president Xi Jinping graced the cover of The Economist for the second time, accompanying a special feature on his “Chinese Dream” initiative. At South China Morning...

Mo Yan Addresses Critics in Nobel Lecture

Nobel-winning author Mo Yan delivered his official lecture in Stockholm on Friday, recounting his development as a storyteller through tales of his rural upbringing and especially of his relationship with his mother. The...

CCTV: Coming to America

At Foreign Policy, Alex Pasternack explores the efforts of China’s state broadcaster to penetrate the U.S. market. “Foreign audiences expect to hear stories about China from Chinese media, and CCTV has nothing to say...

Inside Foxconn

One day after U.S. Presidential contenders Barack Obama and Mitt Romney came to blows over the impact of Chinese manufacturing on the U.S. economy, James Fallows visited the Shenzhen campus of Foxconn, the world’s largest...

Eric X. Li vs Minxin Pei on China and Democracy

The Aspen Institute has posted the full video of a debate from its Ideas Festival, which ran from June 27th and July 3rd. The discussion pitched venture capitalist Eric X. Li against professor of government Minxin Pei on the...

Chen Guangcheng Begins Life in New York

At The Daily Beast, Melinda Liu described the beginning of Chen Guangcheng and his family’s life in New York as they embraced the spring sunshine while avoiding, for now, the glare of the media. Feeling the warm sun on his...

James Fallows on the “Chinese Dream”

James Fallows, longtime correspondent for The Atlantic, has released a preview of his forthcoming book China Airborne. While the book will document China’s rapidly developing aerospace industry, the adapted article...

Washington Post “Caving to China’s Demands”?

Washington Post ombudsman Patrick B. Pexton has criticised the newspaper’s publication this month of a written interview with Xi Jinping, arguing that the Chinese government was granted too much control over its content....

A Few Upbeat Items, All Involving China

James Fallows offers some respite from the gutter oil, murdered journalists and migrant workers, beaten and abducted tourists, sex dungeons, missing women, corner-cutting builders, downtrodden villagers, besieged activists,...

Arab Spring, Chinese Winter

At The Atlantic, James Fallows recounts the aftermath of calls for an Egyptian- and Tunisian-inspired Jasmine Revolution in China earlier this year. He recalls the arrests and disappearances, and the sealing-up of longstanding...


In the Atlantic, James Fallows evaluates China’s military threat to the U.S.: The cynical view of warnings about a mounting Chinese threat is that they are largely Pentagon budget-building ploys: if the U.S. military is...

Perspectives on China

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington recently held a talk on China, featuring Orville Schell, James Fallows and Rachel DeWoskin, which is now available online: Atlantic correspondent James Fallows, scholar and journalist...

Documentary: Win in China

A new documentary, Win in China, documents the world’s largest business plan competition, to examine entrepreneurship in China. From the film’s website: Given unprecedented access to the TV shows producers,...



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