Made in China

A 108-metre-high Eiffel tower, "Venice Water Town and "Thames Town"? It's the Middle Kingdom's new craze for architectural replicas

Star of the East

Blogger Han Han targets the official media and politicians but his omissions of subjects like Tibet highlights the limits of dissent in China

Chronicle Of History’s Greatest Carnage

Tombstone, by Yang Jisheng, is an uncomfortable read but a brave and important account of the huge human cost of Mao's Great Leap Forward

South China Sea Change

'Against the backdrop of disputes in the South China Sea, there are ominous reports that China is trying to close the 20-year gap between its navy and that of the US'

Mao to Deng and Back Again

China in Ten Words is a clarion call to the West. Yu Hua reminds us that the country is still struggling to escape an unresolved history

Putin’s Chinese Whispers

Russia and China's deep-running antagonism makes them awkward allies

Zambia’s Confucian Capitalism

‘Explaining why he prefers imported Chinese labour, the head of Zambia’s largest construction company said: “Here they are like the British. They have tea breaks and a lot of days off”’

Still Haunted by the Ghost of Mao

Despite China's prosperity, the People's Republic remains in the grip of the monstrous ideology of its founder

China, Pre-Enlightenment

'China’s place in the world is that of a plagiariser — the intellectual equivalent of the faked designer bags you find in Beijing'

Is China Really a Threat to us?

Dambisa Moyo, author of How the West was Lost, and Niall Ferguson, author of Civilization: The West and the Rest, discuss the Eastern challenge to Western prosperity with the Editor of Standpoint, Daniel Johnson

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"