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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.

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.

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.

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."

To Be 'All In' on Asia, US Must Manage Crises and Leverage New Opportunities

Thomas Donilon, National Security Advisor to President Obama, speaks at Asia Society in New York on March 11, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

With confirmation that the United States is serious about its "rebalancing toward Asia," Matt Stumpf offers ideas on how to craft a positive vision for U.S. relations in the region.

Donilon: US Not 'Containing China' or Dictating Terms With Asia Rebalance

United States National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon at Asia Society New York on March 11, 2013. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

Highlights from National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon's appearance at Asia Society in New York on Monday, March 11, 2013.

Video: Chinese TV Show Tests Foreigners on China Savvy

Flags for the opening of the National People's Congress 2010 at the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China. (Remko Tanis/flickr)
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For the convening of the "Two Sessions" in China this week, a state-run newspaper sent reporters into the streets to test Beijing's expats on basic knowledge of China’s politics, with entertaining results.

What Would You Ask Obama's National Security Advisor? #askasia

Policy

On Monday, March 11, at Asia Society in New York, President Barack Obama's National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon will offer the Obama administration’s views on the path ahead for the United States in Asia. He'll also take some of your questions.

Sequestering America's Pacific Century

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) discusses sequestration as (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) listen on February 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Washington, D.C., Director Matt Stumpf says change is rapid in Asia, and it won’t wait for American politicians who can't make spending decisions.

Chinese Netizens Liked Seeing Partisanship at State of the Union

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President Obama mentioned China twice during his State of the Union address, but Chinese microbloggers were more interested in partisan disagreement and North Korea.