This week in China

Drama or soap opera?

Another week of more interesting developments externally than internally.

Crisis cocktails

The world is getting slightly unhinged, and reading the news is more un

Not the end of history

Kindergarten problems, amazingly, have more than anything dominated Chi

Future shock

China's stock markets took a sudden dive this week for no apparent reas

Belt up

OBOR is one of the strangest names ever created for a project.


With the Party Congress behind us, China faces the next steps.

Not the End of History

As expected, the 19th Party Congress was a coronation, as Trump just confirmed, with, amazingly, th

A New Era of Socialism

Well. it finally came, the 19th Party Congress, and it went just like everyone said it would.

Rolling into the Congress

This next week is going to be a big deal for politics in China, the sta

Half a Crown

More than sixty years ago and just four years after the communist takeo

When Interests Clash

The relationship between the Communist Party and China's big tech and Internet companies has always

Shifting sands

We try to avoid references to things happening beyond the wall surround

Miles To Go

Strange times as we slide towards the glorious 19th, and the drama gained a new American angle beyo


Quite a lot going on this week, boys and girls.

The Quagmire Awaits

Last week's review discussed Steve Bannon's comments on the US-China re

Loose Bannon

The top good news of the week is that we are not yet in the middle of a

Fire and Kimche

It's all about North Korea this week, boys and girls, and the key devel

On and offline

We've been thinking a lot about web access recently, ladies and gentlemen, and it's getting to the

Order vs chaos

The 19th Party Congress is really the only thing that matters this year.

Everything is coming up steel roses

With the 19th Party Congress galloping towards us, Those in Command are getting ever-busier making