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2013, and Beyond: Why Reform May Be Mission Impossible for China's Xi Jinping

China's newly appointed leader Xi Jinping gestures as he attends a meeting with

Facing many different political factions and conflicts, the cards are stacked against China's new leader, writes Ouyang Bin.

For China's New Leaders, the Spirit of Deng Remains Strong

The 18th Party Congress, Beijing, November 2012. (Flickr/Remko Tanis)

Deng Xiaoping biographer Ezra Vogel breaks down four major political perspective in modern China, and suggests which one "trumps" them all.

Video: Former US Ambassador Says 'China Expertise' an 'Oxymoron'

 Two soldiers dressed as ushers guard in front of a curtain during a meeting of the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2012 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord discusses the "perils of prediction" when it comes to China's leadership.

Orville Schell: Beijing on Edge as It Gropes Way Toward New Leadership

Beijing's Tiananmen Square, photographed in October 2012. (duggadugdug/Flickr)

With no script and no "big leader" in place for China's next act, both officials and ordinary citizens are in the grip of deep unease about the future.

Experts: On 15th Anniversary of Hong Kong Handover, Deng's 'Experiment' Endures

Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) waves to the press as Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang claps after arriving at Hong Kong's International airport on June 29, 2012. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/GettyImages)

China experts Orville Schell, Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Winston Lord say the relationship between China and Hong Kong has been relatively smooth, but not without potential strains going forward.

Interview: Robert Hormats on Why China is Not to Blame for US Domestic Problems

Robert D. Hormats (CSIS/Flickr)

The U.S. Under Secretary of Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment speaks with Asia Blog in advance of his March 6 appearance at Asia Society in New York.

Ezra Vogel on Tiananmen and Deng Xiaoping

A file photo dated 25 Oct. 1987 shows China's late political patriarch Deng Xiaoping as he applauds during a session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People. (John Giannini/AFP/Getty Images)

Deng Xiaoping biographer Ezra Vogel discusses to what extent the Tiananmen Square incident tarnished Deng's record of reform. 

Does a New Biography Tell the Whole Story on Deng Xiaoping?

Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997).

Deng Xiaoping once appraised the rule of his predecessor as China's paramount leader, Mao Zedong, as being "70 percent positive and 30 percent negative". How would Deng's own performance in office be assessed?  A new biography by the Harvard professor Ezra Vogel attempts to answer this question, through using (fortunately) more sophisticated tools than mere mathematical formulae.

Ni Howdy! China Lassoes a Rodeo

Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping sports a cowboy hat during a Texas rodeo in 1979. (File)

Beijing's Bird Nest playing host to Rodeo China October 3-10, 2011. We get you started with a quick lesson in Chinese rodeo vocabulary.