Chinese literary phenomenon (and racecar driver) Han Han’s essays are funny, sharp and wryly self-aware

Young people in China are under immense burdens, but their generation is individualistic, innovative, and hopeful

Accusations of off-board skulduggery can be a powerful tool of psychological warfare

The Chinese leader is repressive, bullying, and inadequate

The Reverend Malthus’s ideas have justified some of the greatest crimes in history

Edmund De Waal’s personal history of porcelain

The hostility in Sino-Japanese relations

‘If the Chinese have shown cynical duplicity towards Hong Kong’s democrats, the British have been guilty of self-delusion’

Europe was the great engine of invention in the 19th century, the US in the 20th. But can they keep up with their 21st century competito?

The Ukraine crisis has revealed the incoherence of the Obama doctrine. Until the US reasserts itself, liberal democracy is in danger