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Chen Guangcheng, Hoping to Return Home, 'Waiting' on China to Enforce Laws

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng listens to a question at the Council on Foreign Relations on May 31, 2012 in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng said during a public appearance today in New York that he hopes China can follow its own laws and that he can return to his native country after studying in the U.S.

Book Excerpt: 'Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television,' by Ying Zhu

A camera operator from CCTV News on the roof of the Swedish pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. (Flickr/Tobias Andersson Åkerblom)
Policy

China media-watcher Ying Zhu's new book gets behind the scenes of China Central Television with former and current reporters who both thrive and struggle at the state-run network.

How Washington Gridlock Undercuts America's Pacific Century

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. (Flickr/Katie Harbath)
Policy

The U.S. vision over the next 25 years should be for an Asia that is universally open to American people and trade — and an America that is also open to Asia, writes Matt Stumpf.

Brokered Marriages: Matchmaking or Exploitation?

A screenshot from J&N Viet-Bride's website showcases couples who met through the Singapore-based matchmaking service. (jnvietbride.com.sg)
Policy

The movement of migrant brides throughout Asia is controlled by a network of agents whose motives are more driven by profits than the welfare of the people they profess to help, writes Andrew Billo.

Video: For US Policy, China is 'the Voldemort of Countries,' Says Ian Bremmer

Analyst Ian Bremmer at Asia Society New York on May 24, 2012.
Policy

Ian Bremmer gives a frank assessment of the Obama Administration's pivot toward East Asia and offers his views on what a Romney administration stance toward China might look like.

China's Microbloggers Ask: What's the Net Worth of Our Government Officials?

Chairman Mao on China's 100 yuan note. (super.heavy/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Steven Lewis says state-sponsored Chinese media's coverage of a call for disclosure of finances by government officials could put transparency "on the table" at the National Congress later this year.

US, Pakistan Row Over Border Crossing Reveals 'Outstanding Problems' [Video]

L to R: Hassan Abbas, Brian Katulis and Ahmed Rashid (on monitor) on Al Jazeera on May 22, 2012.
Policy

Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas says the U.S. and Pakistan disagreement over a NATO border crossing reveals an ongoing power struggle in Pakistan between civilian and military leadership.

Veteran Journalist: China 'Vastly More Open' for Foreign Reporters

L to R: 2012 Osborn Elliott Prize Winner April Rabkin, Deputy Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Carroll Bogert, Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli, and Arthur Ross Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

At Asia Society's Osborn Elliott Journalism Prize Ceremony, Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli said covering China, while difficult, is a "far different world" from 30 years ago.

The Paradox of China's Reform

A man begs on a street as a woman passes by in Shanghai on May 9, 2012. China could face an economic crisis in the next 20 years if it does not quickly overhaul its development model, World Bank and Chinese government researchers warned recently. (Peter Parks/AFP/GettyImages)
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If China’s national imperative today is reform, the greatest threat to that goal is the massive influence and institutionalized corruption of the country’s entrenched elites, writes Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl.

Schell: Chen Guangcheng a 'Hopeful Breakthrough'?

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng makes remarks to the media upon arriving on the campus of New York University on May 19, 2012 in New York City. (Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Policy

The arrival of Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng in the U.S. after years of prison and house arrest raises the larger question of what the incident will come to mean in terms of the status of dissidents in China and in U.S.-China relations, writes Orville Schell.