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Dirty Air and Succession Jitters Are Clouding Beijing's Judgment

A man walks through heavy pollution on a street in Beijing. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

As the Chinese government accused the U.S. Embassy of illegally interfering in China’s domestic affairs by publishing online hourly air-quality, the increasingly skeptical Chinese public ridiculed its government for its outrage, write Susan Shirk and Steven Oliver.

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)

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.

Video: Veteran Official Robert D. Hormats Offers Long View of U.S.-China Relations


Veteran U.S. official Robert D. Hormats reflects back on a time when, for most Americans, a trip to China was like "going to the moon."

Tiger, Tiger: Can the US and China 'Live Harmoniously'?

US President Barack Obama and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping speak during meetings in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The two countries must not allow election year hysteria and nationalist forces to taint what will continue to be an essential, albeit challenging, relationship, write Andrew Billo and Yan Shufen.

On US Visit, China's Xi Jinping Will 'Only Be Able to Go So Far'

US Vice President Joe Biden (R) shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, February 14, 2012. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society's Mike Kulma says Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. is a coming-out party for the presumptive new president that will do little to address thorny issues in China-U.S. relations.

Xi Jinping and U.S.-China Relations in the Shadow of the Arab Spring

Future Chinese president Xi Jinping will visit the United States next week. (Luong Thai Linh/AFP/Getty Images)

Contrasts between the way some diplomatic topics are thought about on opposite sides of the Pacific can be striking, and these different worldviews can complicate meetings between leaders, writes Jeffrey Wasserstrom.

Schell: Obama's China 'Drive-By'

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) listens as President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

In his State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to the Republican "red meat faction," but kept his China commentary discreet enough not to disrupt U.S.-China relations, writes Orville Schell.

Interview: Arvind Subramanian on a Dominant China

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) looks on as his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao answers a question during a press conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2011. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Author of Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance suggests the era of Chinese economic leadership may already be upon us.

Metzl: U.S. Currency Bill Addresses 'Massively Undervalued' Yuan


“We are harming you. But if you defend yourself, you're going to start a fight,” said Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl, referring to the proposal by the U.S. Senate aimed at punishing China for keeping the yuan undervalued. In an interview hosted by Matt Miller on the Bloomberg television program Fast Forward, Metzl debated the China currency bill with Dan Ikenson, associate director for trade policy at the Cato Institute.

Chinese Investors 'Rescue' Small U.S. Companies 'From a Very Tough Economy'

Detail view of China's 100 yuan note. (David Dennis/Flickr)

U.S. companies recieved $5 billion in Chinese investments in 2010, but it "may be only the beginning of a tidal wave of direct Chinese investment in American businesses," James Flanigan wrote yesterday in a New York Times article on Asia Society's recently released special report, "An American Open Door?"