Jonathan Kaiman is a former foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. He was previously a reporter for the Guardian, a freelance writer and a Fulbright scholar researching folklore in China’s rural southwest. He graduated from Vassar College.
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The Chinese-language romance “Us and Them,” despite being marred by a ticketing fraud controversy, officially dominated the Chinese box office last week, raking in $193.4 million to become the fifth highest-grossing Chinese movie this year.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in China this week for the second time in two months, reinforcing China’s central role in a recent whirlwind of diplomatic activity involving the Korean peninsula.
China’s largest movie studio is vast, and so is its audience. But filmmakers have to toe the party line
The cameras were rolling, a smoke machine on high.
Los regalos de Pascua están un piso más arriba de los artículos de tela, junto a las imágenes de Santa y de los vasos que tienen inscrito “I love Croatia”, cerca de los ceniceros en forma de iPhone y frente a las estatuillas de hombres jamaiquinos fumando marihuana.
In hosting Kim Jong Un, China sent a message: It’s still a key player in any North Korean talks
It had the trappings of a historic summit — a mysterious train, a motorbike convoy, a military welcome and extraordinary displays of flowers and flags.
You’ll find Easter one floor up from the fidget spinners, around the corner from the sax-playing Santas, past the “I love Croatia” shot glasses and iPhone-shaped ashtrays, and across from the statuettes of Jamaican men smoking marijuana.
China confirms that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un was in Beijing for talks with Xi Jinping
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing this week, his first known trip abroad since he assumed control of the isolated state in 2011 and his first meeting with another head of state.
Speculation blazes in Beijing: Is North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong Un in town?
An armored mystery train.
Trump’s China tariffs get bipartisan support, reflecting widespread U.S. disillusionment with Beijing
President Trump’s decision to order some $50 billion in tariffs on a wide range of Chinese imports, despite the risk of setting off a wider trade war, met with bipartisan approval Thursday, reflecting the growing disillusionment with Beijing on the part of many American officials and business leaders.
With Xi in office for the long haul, China touts its stability — ‘the opposite of Washington, D.C.’
President Xi Jinping offered an assertive vision Tuesday of a proud and capable China, culminating an unusual legislative session that endowed him with indefinite power and sparked rare public dissent — including one extremely famous eye roll.