THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHINESE AND JAPANESE – Ever 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 ON – China’s breakneck development comes at a terrible price: environmental devastation.
TROUBLED WATERS – The 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 BITTERNESS – The troubled relationship between China and Japan.
STICKS AND THE CITY – How a shift in population from the countryside to the cities is changing China’s society.
TRANSHIMALAYA – The nuanced but mostly antagonistic relationship between China and India.
EVERY LITTLE THING XI DOES IS MAGIC – China’s dictator, Xi Jinping, and the personality cult he has built.
CHIMERICA – The relationship between America and China, considered the world’s most important.
THE YOUNG THRONG IN HONG KONG – The protests against Mainland China in Hong Kong in 2014.
A NEW POWER ARISES IN THE EAST – The story of the rise of China and why it will probably be the most important story of the 21st century.