a newman-julis initiative
Dr. Leana Wen
The public health expert discusses her journey from childhood poverty to a career in public health — and why she doesn't shy away from controversy.
Orville Schell stands under a propaganda billboard in Qingdao, China, in 1981.
Orville Schell reflects on a life spent trying to make sense of China.
A policeman in Beijing gestures to a photographer
Los Angeles Times Beijing Bureau Chief Alice Su on the challenges foreign journalists face in today’s China.
Iran Elections 2021 Farmanesh
After an unusual 2021 presidential election, Iran public opinion expert Amir Farmanesh offers a peek into the mind of the Iranian voter.
Shipping crates at a port
How a trade war and a pandemic have made companies think twice about where their products are made
Fatima Bhutto in 2019
"It will be overwhelming to live through the pandemic and then have to watch it, hear it, listen to it, and read it."
Jack Ma
Duncan Clark on China's entrepreneurial giant.
Xi Jinping, Jiang Zemin, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump
What a pair of presidential meetings tells us about two decades of fits and starts in the U.S.-China relationship.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
With populism gaining traction, the very concept of free trade as a net good is increasingly questioned.