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Ambassador Locke: US 'Not Trying to Contain China'

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (R) in conversation with George Stephanopoulos (C), of ABC News, and Orville Schell, Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York on December 17, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke joined ABC News' George Stephanopoulos and Asia Society's Orville Schell in a wide ranging discussion on U.S.-China relations Monday night in New York.

What Questions Do You Have for the US Ambassador to China? #AskAmbLocke


On Monday, December 17, at 5 p.m. ET, Asia Society will launch its Asia: Beyond the Headlines discussion series with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, who will be joined on our New York stage by George Stephanopoulos, of ABC News, and Asia Society's own Orville Schell.

Summers: 'Disastrous' Fiscal Cliff Scenario Threatens U.S. Prestige, Security Worldwide

Lawrence H. Summers onstage at Asia Society New York on December 5, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Former Harvard President and U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers sizes up the chances for a deal in Washington — and also gives his version of the events depicted in The Social Network.

December Events You Won't Want to Miss at Asia Society

Clockwise, from top left: Larry Summers, Samuel J. Locklear III, Thaksin Shinawatra, Gary Locke, George Stephanopoulos, Orville Schell, and Margaret Chan.

December at Asia Society is shaping up to be quite a month, with A-list events across our global network. From policy to business to security to health, some of the biggest names in their respective fields will speak to Asia Society audiences in New York, Hong Kong, and Washington, D.C.

How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in New York City's Chinatown

A darkened street in Chinatown, lower Manhattan, after Hurricane Sandy. (Several seconds/Flickr)

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities is providing supplies, electricity — and translation services — to those in need.

Carr: Australia 'Not Leveraged Against Any One National Economy'

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr speaks at The Pierre in New York City on Monday, September 24, 2012. (Asia Society/Bill Swersey)

A Chinese slowdown will not necessarily equal an end to Australian economic growth, said Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Monday before a packed house at The Pierre in New York City.

Photos/Interview: Portraits of Cambodian Diaspora, from Cali to The Bronx

Shorty, 28, Killing Fields tattoo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 2011. (Pete Pin)

Cambodian American photographer Pete Pin is on a mission to document the lives and stories of refugees who left Cambodia at the end of the killing fields and settled in America.

Interview: A Video for Chinese People 'Concerned About the Air They Breathe'


After months of documenting China's air quality, Asia Society's China Air Daily project will now take its findings to an international photography festival in China's Shanxi Province.

Watch: New Film Shows Sri Lanka's Media Battered, but Not Beaten

A scene from the new documentary film 'Silenced Voices.'

Asia Society Associate Fellow Vasuki Nesaih says a new film about Sri Lanka's suppressed media sheds light on a troubled, but continually creative press corps.

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)

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.