CHINA

THE EURASIAN GIANTSThe complicated but consequential relationship between China and Russia.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHINESE AND JAPANESEEver wondered what the difference is? There are too many to list and it’s a complex subject, but here I try to explain how the languages work.

DEVELOPMENT YOU CAN CHOKE ONChina’s breakneck development comes at a terrible price: environmental devastation.

TROUBLED WATERSThe South China Sea is a tangle of overlapping territorial claims — but China’s is the biggest and most disruptive.

THE IMPENDING FALL OF CHINA (?)Is China about to collapse? One famous China-watcher thinks so.

EATING BITTERNESSThe troubled relationship between China and Japan.

STICKS AND THE CITYHow a shift in population from the countryside to the cities is changing China’s society.

TRANSHIMALAYAThe nuanced but mostly antagonistic relationship between China and India.

EVERY LITTLE THING XI DOES IS MAGICChina’s dictator, Xi Jinping, and the personality cult he has built.

CHIMERICAThe relationship between America and China, considered the world’s most important.

THE YOUNG THRONG IN HONG KONGThe protests against Mainland China in Hong Kong in 2014.

A NEW POWER ARISES IN THE EASTThe story of the rise of China and why it will probably be the most important story of the 21st century.

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