A cryptic message from Brad Pitt on China’s version of Twitter set off a firestorm this week.
Melinda Liu is a contributor to The Daily Beast. She served as Beijing Bureau Chief for Newsweek from 1998 until 2013. She is a veteran foreign correspondent, and recipient of a number of awards, including the 2006 Shorenstein Journalism Award, acknowledging her reporting on Asia.
A rare journalists’ protest against censorship is Xi Jingping’s first major test. By Melinda Liu.
Melinda Liu on Beijing’s bumpy ride, and the huge Lunar New Year challenge the rail line faces this month.
Long wary of cults, the Communist regime has deemed some doomsday believers a threat to society.
As the gun-control debate resurfaces in the U.S., knife attacks at schools in China continue unabated.
China is mesmerized by the intersection of porn and politics—once taboo topics, writes Melinda Liu.
Some Chinese regard the president’s Southeast Asia road show as a bid to contain China. Melinda Liu reports.
Xi Jinping, princelings, and political conservatives take over in China. Will reforms have to wait? By Melinda Liu.
China’s princelings are likely to emerge as the winners of the country’s political transition.
China's once-in-a-decade political transition began on Wednesday amid a flurry of questions over the country's future.