Benjamin Carlson is GlobalPost’s senior correspondent covering China. Previously, he was executive editor of the Atlantic Wire in Washington. He has written on arts, culture, business, economics, and politics for The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and more.
For nearly a month, Chinese and Filipino ships have been locked in a standoff near disputed territory, with no end in sight.
Premier Wen Jiabao faces a stark choice: Embrace this moment as an opportunity for reform, or slip back further into repression.
A violently lurid illustration comes in the form of Gu Kailai, wife of disgraced Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai.
Beijing's latest censorship effort is confounded by huge internet companies with fortunes at stake. Meanwhile, users get savvy about tricking Big Brother.
After Beijing-tainted elections, Hong Kong sends a heartening message: the rule of law still reigns here.