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Video: How 'Leninist Political Tactics' are Constraining China's Economic Reforms

(L to R) Evan Medeiros, Kevin Rudd, and Daniel H. Rosen speak at Asia Society New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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Experts say questions about the state of China's economy will hang over President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington, and that domestic Chinese politics could thwart badly needed economic reforms. 

Video: The Rich World of Cheap Chinese Food

The Great LOL of China episode 10: Same Food New Style
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In the tenth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse explores the wonderful world of homestyle Chinese cooking, which can taste a whole lot better than the fare at China’s most expensive restaurants. So what if China’s most basic dishes got the high-end advertising campaign they deserve?

Video: Battle of the Weibo Bots

The Great LOL of China episode 9: Social Media Madness
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In the ninth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell laments all the fake "bot" followers his show is attracting. So he hits the streets of Beijing to dredge up real fans.

Video: The Meaning Behind 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' and Other Four Word Chinese Phrases

The Great LOL of China episode 8: Chengyu Game Show
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In the eighth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, game show contestants try to make sense of Chinese "chengyu" — four word phrases with deep meanings attached to them.

Video: 'Smacking Horse Butt' and Untangling China's Most Colorful Slang

The Great LOL of China episode 7: Chinese Slang
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In the seventh episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, students learn that Chinese words often aren't quite what they appear to be.

Video: What Does India Have to Do to Get Into APEC?

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) in the Oval Office of the White House September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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India wants to join the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation, but current members worry it will "slow down the process of moving toward greater trade facilitation and liberalization."

Video: Bilingual Rap Traces China's Development from the Qing to the 'Bling' Dynasty

The Great LOL of China episode 6: Mo Money Mo Fazhan
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In the sixth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell explores the highs and the lows of China economic transformation in the music video "Mo Money, Mo Fazhan (development)."

Kevin Rudd on CNBC: Don't Confuse the Chinese Stock Market with Overall Economy

Kevin Rudd joined CNBC's
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Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, cautioned “the stock market plays a relatively small role in the overall context of Chinese financial markets.”

Video: It's Time to Play Some 'Stereotype Bingo'!

'The Great LOL of China' episode 5: Stereotype Bingo. (Jesse Appell)
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In the fifth episode of 'The Great LOL of China' comedy series, Jesse Appell and friends play the game where overreaching cultural assumptions turn into an evening of fun.

Video: A Nostalgic Love Ballad About Meat on a Stick in Beijing

'The Great LOL of China' episode 4: Chuanr. (Jesse Appell)
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In the fourth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell despairs, through song, that inflation is taking his beloved chuanr meat kebabs ever further out of reach.