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Video: Orville Schell on the Upcoming Obama-Xi Presidential Summit in California

Orville Schell
Policy

As Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Barack Obama prepare for their "casual" summit June 7-8 in California, we asked Orville Schell, director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, why this particular meeting is so important.

Interview: AP's Jean H. Lee Covers Both Koreas with Objectivity, Understanding

Jean H. Lee, Korea bureau chief for The Associated Press.
Policy

AP Korea Bureau Chief Jean H. Lee talks about the circuitous route she travels to get from Seoul to Pyongyang, her South Korean ancestry, and putting a "human" face on the lives of ordinary North Koreans.

Video: Chinese Journalists Said 'We Wish We Could Have Done This'

Dune Lawrence of the Bloomberg News Projects and Investigations Team. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Dune Lawrence, part of the Bloomberg News team that won this year's Asia Society Oz Prize, discusses the reaction in China to Bloomberg's series on wealth and the ruling class.

At Upcoming Obama-Xi Summit, Don't Expect 'Deliverables'

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and then-Chinese-Vice-President Xi Jinping pose for photographs before meeting in the Oval Office at the White House February 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Policy

Former Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg and Asia Society Associate Fellow Susan Shirk offer their thoughts on the June 7-8 meeting in California.

Asia Society Names Josette Sheeran New President

Policy

Today Asia Society announced the appointment of Josette Sheeran, the Vice Chair of the World Economic Forum, as the seventh president and CEO of the institution. Sheeran will assume the office on June 10.

White House Visit for Myanmar's Thein Sein Historic, and Earned

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Myanmar's President Thein Sein (R) after a meeting at the regional parliament building in Yangon on November 19, 2012. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In a show of just how far Myanmar has come, President Thein Sein — the unlikeliest of reformers — is in Washington to meet President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday.

History in the (Re)making as Nawaz Sharif Set to Become Pakistan's Prime Minister

Pakistan's incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks to journalists at his farm house in Raiwind, on the outskirts of Lahore, on May 13, 2013. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Given a choice between Khan’s promise of "change" and Sharif’s presumably safer bet of "experience," writes M. Bilal Lakhani, Pakistani voters have leaned heavily towards experience.

Book Excerpt: Peter Hessler's 'Strange Stones' Tells Stories from East and West

Policy

Peter Hessler's new book is a selection of his thought-provoking reportage on both China and the United States over the past decade. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, May 21.

Video: What to Look for When Myanmar's Thein Sein Visits the White House

Policy

Asia Society's Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio says the meeting is an opportunity for both leaders to "further solidify the normalization process of U.S.-Myanmar relations."

Video: Election Ushers in 'New Model' of Democracy for Pakistan

Policy

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas tells CNN that although Nawaz Sharif won the prime ministership for the third time in his career, the election showed progress in Pakistan's democratic system.