The country has driven investment to new places. Yet that growth has also brought risks for Beijing.
The city’s protest movement has unofficial representatives, crowdfunded advertising, viral videos, and much else that has caught China off guard.
Beijing has co-opted politicians, guided media narratives, and used investment to influence politics from Cambodia to Australia.
The island is not recognized by its most important ally, faces an existential threat from territory it claims as its own, and its sovereign status is being gradually erased by companies seeking to preserve access to the world’s largest market.
Hong Kong and Taiwan long had a relationship built around trade and tourism. But as China clamps down in Hong Kong, ties between the pair are strengthening.
Officials in Hong Kong said they would suspend controversial proposed legislation. There will be other efforts to erode the city’s freedoms.
Han Kuo-yu gained prominence during a successful long-shot mayoral bid. Now he might run for president, and put Taiwan’s democracy at risk.
Beijing created the World Media Summit as a thinly veiled propaganda vehicle. So why are mainstream media companies participating?
The launch of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone marks China's attempt to transform its largest city into Asia's top global business hub. Will it work?
A high-profile advocacy campaign featuring Yao Ming has catalyzed a major drop in demand for the controversial delicacy.
The July 1 demonstration may be a mere overture to a larger dispute over the territory's future.
The NSA whistle-blower, who praised Hong Kong for its freedoms, has attracted sympathy from across the territory's political spectrum.
Edward Snowden's decision to flee to the territory puts a spotlight on its growing discomfort with mainland Chinese meddling.
The demand for latex-based products has enriched a once-impoverished corner of the country. But at what cost to the environment?
An interview with Paul Tang, whose People's Recreation Community has tapped into an intriguing new market.
What Burma's opening to the U.S. and the West means for Beijing