Jonathan Kaiman, Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Kaiman

Los Angeles Times

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Past articles by Jon:

'Us and Them' becomes first film by mainland Chinese female director to gross more than 1 billion yuan

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 — more than a billion yuan — to become the fifth highest-grossing Chinese movie this year. → Read More

In a whirlwind of diplomacy, Kim has second surprise meeting with China

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 surrounding the Korean peninsula. → Read More

China’s largest movie studio is vast, and so is its audience. But filmmakers have to toe the party line

Hengdian World Studios claims to be the largest outdoor film studio in the world. Its focus on historical costume dramas make it central to the Chinese government’s efforts to present a specific interpretation of the country’s history. → Read More

China’s largest movie studio is vast, and so is its audience. But filmmakers have to toe the party line

Hengdian World Studios claims to be the largest outdoor film studio in the world. Its focus on historical costume dramas make it central to the Chinese government’s efforts to present a specific interpretation of the country’s history. → Read More

China retaliates against U.S. tariffs, escalates trade war

China escalates the trade war, ordering tariffs on U.S. goods The move marks a proportional — yet still dramatic — retaliation against the White House’s Tuesday announcement that it would slap a 25% tariff on more than 1,300 Chinese products worth an estimated $50 billion. → Read More

China and North Korea perform diplomatic high-wire act at historic summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, his first known trip abroad since he assumed control of the isolated state in 2011 and his first meeting with another head of state. → Read More

Inside Yiwu, China, the Easter trinket capital of the world

Chances are, if you’ve experienced Easter in any form — a gift basket, a storefront display — you’ve seen a product that, at some point, passed through the International Trade City in Yiwu, a city of 1.5 million people about 200 miles south of Shanghai. → Read More

China confirms that North Korea's Kim Jong Un was in Beijing for talks with Xi Jinping

China confirmed Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited Beijing — the first time he is known to have left his country since taking over from his father. → Read More

Speculation blazes in Beijing: Is North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong Un in town?

With the spotting of an armored train in the Chinese capital, reports swirl that Kim Jong Un is in Beijing for consultations. → Read More

Trump orders China tariffs that administration officials hail as 'historic'; critics fear trade war

President Trump will impose steep tariffs on Chinese imports, risking a trade war in an effort to stop what officials call China's theft of U.S. patents, industrial processes and other intellectual property. The import taxes likely will raise the price of a wide range of consumer goods. → Read More

With Xi in office for the long haul, China touts its stability — 'the opposite of Washington, D.C.'

President Xi Jinping's speech capped a legislative session at which the Communist Party sought to present China as strong, stable and open — a foil, experts say, to President Trump’s Washington. → Read More

When American Pilots Fell out of the Chinese Sky

The distinctive shark-toothed fighter planes of the Flying Tigers streaked across the skies of China from 1941 to 1942, as American airmen racked up an impressive string of successes in defending China from Japanese forces. They are so recognizable that their story has obscured the equally fascinating stories of other American pilots who landed in China—or, in the case of the two stories on this… → Read More

It's official: Xi Jinping can now rule China for as long as he wants

China's rubber-stamp lawmakers upend a system enacted by Deng Xiaoping in 1982 to prevent a return to the bloody excesses of Mao Tse-tung. → Read More

China's parliament opens amid possibility of lifelong rule by president Xi Jinping

China's annual parliament opened: Nearly 3,000 handpicked delegates descended on the Great Hall of the People to display their absolute allegiance to the Communist Party and its leader, President Xi Jinping. But the National People's Congress may be the most controversial in years. → Read More

Presidents for life? A conversation about Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin

Once, authoritarian titans led the world's two Communist superpowers, the Soviet Union and China. The days of Mao and Stalin may be over, the China and Russia are once again led by authoritarians — Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. Times' correspondents compare and contrast the two. → Read More

Presidents for life? A conversation about Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin

When China’s Communist Party proposed amending the constitution to eliminate presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to rule for the foreseeable future, two names consistently came up among China-watchers searching for comparisons. → Read More

China's takeover of mega-company puts properties in U.S. and worldwide in hands of Chinese government

“Look at it this way — you’re on a bus, and the driver’s drunk. You seize control of the wheel, but you still don’t own the bus. That’s what the regulator’s doing here.” → Read More

A fire may have damaged precious relics at Tibet’s holiest temple. China says no — but experts aren't sure

A fire broke out at Tibet’s most sacred temple on Saturday, and the public knows nothing more. → Read More

At Japan’s suicide cliffs, he's walked more than 600 people back from the edge

A 73-year-old retired police officer in Japan has walked more than 600 people back from the edge of the Tojinbo cliffs, one of the country's "suicide hot spots." → Read More

At Japan’s suicide cliffs, he's walked more than 600 people back from the edge

A 73-year-old retired police officer in Japan has walked more than 600 people back from the edge of the Tojinbo cliffs, one of the country's "suicide hot spots." → Read More