Victor Shih's selection highlights rising inequality, economic irregularity and political heavy-handedness at the heart of modern China. As its economy blazes on, uncertain times may be looming
In contrast to Eastern Europe, the 1989 protests in China did not lead to the overthrow of the Communist Party. But if China’s leaders chose the right course on the night of June 4th, 1989, why are they still frightened to come to terms with it?
Recycling is more than just a blue and green bin in your pantry, says journalist Adam Minter – it’s a global trade with centuries of history that stretches from American scrapyards to Chinese e-waste recycling villages
The writer and journalist Peter Hessler selects five books, from Haight Ashbury to a fifth grade classroom, which show how nonfiction can bring true stories to life through literary techniques
How has the Chinese Communist Party managed to survive the chaos of the World Wide Web? The Economist correspondent chooses books on the world's most successful case of authoritarian control of the Internet.
Travelling to China? In our Five Books travel interviews we choose interviewees and books for a more in-depth understanding of a country. 8-year Beijing resident and New Yorker writer Evan Osnos is our guide for China.
China covers a vast territory, and is far more ethnically and culturally diverse than many outsiders assume. So what does it mean to be Chinese?