The End of California? Dream On! (United States)
The Golden State has fought the status quo since its birth 160 years ago. It celebrates failure. It is a magnet for innovation. Its obituary has been posted time and again. But even amid a particularly rough chapter in the state's history, the nation's future is being written in California. A special report
In the Himalayas, India and China are needling each other. Welcome to what may be the century's most important contest
Tower of Power (Energy)
China is fast becoming one of the world's largest alternative-energy markets. But will foreign firms be welcomed?
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Mr. Vice Guy (Books)
Yakuza, sex, murder. Jake Adelstein's debut is not your typical expatriate memoir of Tokyo
China's Literary Bad Boy (Profile)
Wildly popular novelist Han Han is the rebellious, potty-mouthed voice of a generation of disaffected Chinese youth. Why won't the authorities shut him up?