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Carl Minzner: China's Legal System Risks 'Hard Landing'

Before a security crackdown, a demonstrator protests the construction of a 55.9 billion yuan (US$8.9 billion) chemical plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on October 28, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Law professor Carl Minzner argues that if China doesn't reform its legal system, the country "might resemble 19th-century Russia more than 20th-century South Korea or Taiwan."

Orville Schell: Don't Mistake 'Chinese Dream' for a Horatio Alger 'Bootstraps' Story [Video]

L to R: John Delury, Orville Schell, and Jonathan Spence at Asia Society New York on July 16, 2013.
Policy

In a conversation with Yale University's Jonathan Spence, Orville Schell and John Delury launched their new book Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century last night at Asia Society New York.

Video: Could the Dennis Rodman Approach be the Key to Cracking North Korea?

L to R: Bill Richardson, Donald Gregg, and Jon Williams at Asia Society New York on July 11, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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In a joint appearance at Asia Society New York, former Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson and Ambassador Donald Gregg discuss the pivotal roles the internet and "sports diplomacy" could play in finding a peaceful resolution to the North Korean impasse.

How the Snowden Affair Might End Up Helping US-China Relations

Protesters march to the U.S. consulate in support of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong on June 15, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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The Snowden affair could be an equalizing force in US-China relations—if both sides let it be.

Book Excerpt: Orville Schell and John Delury on China's Path to 'Rejuvenation'

Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century (Random House, 2013) by Orville Schell (top) and John Delury.
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The duo from Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations release Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century later this month.

US Human Trafficking Report Is Both 'Carrot and Stick' in Combating Global Scourge

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) presents Susan Ople of the Phillipines with a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Heroes' award during an event releasing the Annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) Report at the State Department in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Associate Fellow Wenchi Yu explains why the U.S. State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons Report, while controversial in the diplomatic community, remains "an important and effective tool."

Sustaining Myanmar's Transition: Ten Critical Challenges

Rush hour traffic moves near by the Sule Pagoda at dusk December 14, 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Myanmar's leaders face a range of challenges that will test their capacity and threaten the durability of the country's transition. Asia Society report launch event on Wednesday, June 26.

On World Refugee Day, New Solution Needed for Asia's Uprooted Peoples

Zaafar Khan from Myanmar shows his UN High Commissioner for Refugees-issued ID on February 19, 2013, after being arrested on suspicion of trying to sail to Australia. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Asian governments need to create the conditions that will allow them to host foreign populations — whether those people are political or simply economic refugees — within their borders.

Video: US 'Has to Fix' Middle East Before It Can Credibly Pivot to Asia, Says Vali Nasr

Foreign policy analyst Vali Nasr speaking at Asia Society New York on June 17, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Vali Nasr, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, tells Asia Society that the Chinese are investing "where they think the game is tomorrow" — the Middle East.

Interview: Historian Considers Three Tumultuous Years in Ever-Changing China

The skyline in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 19, 2012. Shanghai now has more skyscrapers than New York City and its population, currently estimated at 18 million, is forecast to reach 25 million by 2020. (Thomas Fischler/Flickr)
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China and the U.S. are now intertwined to such a point, says Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom, that nearly every news story about one place has some link to the other.