The Year of Living Dangerously (China / Special Report)

With its economy slowing, its society restless and its politics frozen, China is at a critical inflection point

In Their Hands (China / Youth)

China's youth will determine the future of their country — and likely that of the world

Why China Must Push Reset (China / Economy)

For years the economy has thrived on state-driven investment. That is no longer sustainable

China's Simmering Discontent: The Biggest Challenge to Social Harmony (China / Special Report)

The widening gap between the rich and poor in China is turning ever more numbers of ordinary citizens into social activists. If the government wants to maintain stability, it must address the root causes of growing protests — not just suppress them


The New Silk Road (Economy / Afghanistan)

A U.S.-backed initiative aims to bring peace and prosperity to Afghanistan through trade. Can it work?