Insiders say the real estate magnate began seriously mulling a run for office as far back as 2012.
As its stocks slump, Beijing plans to ease restrictions on overseas investments. Can the global economy withstand the flood?
China's one-child policy has had one unlikely aftereffect: empowering women.
The Soviet system failed because it didn't work; China will be a tougher adversary.
The U.S. for decades has helped integrate China into the global system. That era may be ending.
Not only is Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, still standing, but the Russian economy, against most expectations, is actually recovering.
A decade ago, China's currency was very lightly traded abroad. Now it is one of the five most heavily traded in the world.
The murder of Boris Nemtsov strikes at the heart of the opposition to Vladimir Putin
A violent crackdown could sink China's economy, and put pressure on the Communist party
In Shanghai and across China, people are finding out about the protests in Hong Kong, and that makes Beijing nervous
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong stem from Beijing's communist leaders reneging on promises it made about self government.
In Chongqing, text and walk—but only in the cell phone lane
Sending regular troops into Ukraine is fraught with risks. Besides, time is on the Russian leader's side
Punishment on Russia could create "serious blowback in global markets"