China 2.0

Argentina

Put All Doubts To Rest, China Is Betting On The Free Market

Xi Jinping's calls in Davos to protect free trade are not a jab at Donald Trump, but in keepi...

Switzerland

Sorry Davos, Xi Jinping Is Not Your Free Trade Savior

-OpEd- Is this China’s big moment? The World Economic Forum in Davos is welcoming Chinese president Xi Jinping as a special guest. It’s the first time a Chinese leader has attended the event. ...

China

Why The World's Largest Country Is Struggling With Infertility

BEIJING — It's been more than a year since China abolished the one-child policy ntroduced in 1979 to control the population. The politburo came up with a new two-child policy and simplified the ...

China

Child Thieves For Hire In China

A county in China long known for its poets and philosophers is now in the news for something far more notorious — renting out children as thieves for hire. In Dao county in the southern Chinese ...

China

Guangzhou, How Villages Get Swallowed Into A Megacity

In 2002, the major southern city gave developers a decade to revitalize 138 old villages as part ...

China

Mao's Aqueduct: Biggest Water Project Ever Rises In China

One of Mao's most grandiose ideas — an aqueduct stretching 3,500 kilometers —...

China

In China, Why Even Some NGOs Are Counterfeit

BEIJING — China's copycat culture is so deeply ingrained that along with the mock mobile phones, counterfeit clothing and faux food packaging, there is also an abundance of ...

China

China Is Amazon's Fastest Growing Destination

BEIJING — Zhang Wenyi is bullish on Amazon in China, which he says is already the U.S. retailer's ...

United States

Chinese Super-Rich Storm Los Angeles Real Estate Market

In the past year, the greater Los Angeles area has seen a surge in the number of ...

China

China's Worrying 1%, Wealth Inequality Of Epic Proportions

A new study shows income and asset inequality in China has reached epic proportions, with the top...

China

Alibaba To Baidu, China's Internet Giants Duck Responsibility

-Analysis- BEIJING — Over the last week, Tieba, an online forum of Baidu, China's largest search engine, has sparked a new kind of online controversy ...

China

Welcome To Yanbian, China's Flourishing “Third Korea”

Despite China's geographic and political proximity with North Korea, it's South K...

China

Lamborghini In China, Racing To Improve Reputation

BEIJING — As it marks the 10th anniversary of its entry into China, Lamborghini is undergoing a major ...

China

How China Tries To Censor The Whole World

Already very active within the country, Chinese censorship is now being applied outside its borde...

France

Worldcrunch Staff Picks Our 24 Best Stories Of 2015

PARIS — Our fair-minded but ever subjective staff of journalists, translators and editors have chosen what we believe to be the year's most engaging and ...

China

Up Close At Huawei, China's Challenger To Smartphone Giants

A look inside Huawei's HQ in Shenzen, the Silicon Valley of China, where plans are being laid to ...

China

China In Doubt, Contradictions Of A Nation On The Defensive

Faced with enormous challenges both at home and abroad, China reveals itself as a land of double ...

China

China-U.S. v China-UK: Two Very Different Kinds Of Diplomacy

BEIJING — Over the past month President Xi Jinping made a state visit to the United States and to ...

China

China And The Ghosts Of "Great Leap Forward" Urbanization

-Analysis- BEIJING — A recent United Nations report predicted that the year 2017 will be the turning point for China's demography. After reaching its peak ...

China

Antiquity Troves In China, When The State Owns Your Backyard

BEIJING — Like others, as a child I used to daydream about taking a shovel and hunting through our yard for ...

China

A Chinese Family Faces Lingering Evil Of One-Child Policy

A pregnant Chinese woman must abort her baby, or see her husband fired. After first changes to fa...

China

Tianjin Shows China Failing Again At Crisis Management

From the SARS health crisis and high-speed train crash to the latest explosion in Tianjin, Chines...