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China's Leadership Change: A Paradox in Transition

Asia Society's Orville Schell tells Asia Society members that China's government has a
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Asia Society's Orville Schell explains how China's government suffers from a "leadership deficit."

Beijing Forum Offers a Preview of Cross-Cultural Arts Collaboration with China

Scheduled for Nov. 16 in Beijing, a dialogue between 15 American museum directors and officials and their Chinese counterparts is a highlight of the 2012 U.S.-China Forum on the Arts and Culture. (Rachel Cooper)
Arts

Asia Society's three-day Forum in Beijing this week brings together leading American museum officials with their Chinese counterparts.

Video: Why We Know So Little About China's Leadership Change and Its Next Leader

Chinese President Hu Jintao (Front) and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (Back) attend the banquet marking the 63th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on September 29, 2012 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

As the United States votes for its next president, China, too, is preparing for a leadership change — although much less is known about that process, which begins Thursday with the start of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Orville Schell attempts to shed light on this opaque political exercise.

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

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

Following the Money: Inside Family Assets of Incoming Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping shares a toast during a state dinner at the Iowa State Capitol on February 15, 2012 in Des Moines, IA. (Andrea Melendez/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bloomberg News has posted a detailed look at the financials of Xi Jinping, soon to be China's new President, and his extended family.

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)
Policy

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.

Ian Johnson: China's Xi Jinping 'a Cipher'

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"He has never made any programmatic statement, he's never come out in favor of anything — and that is why he got where he is," the Pulitzer Prize-winner said at Asia Society in New York.

Video: China Takes Off — and James Fallows Goes Along for the Ride

James Fallows speaking at Asia Society New York on May 22, 2012.
Business

Atlantic correspondent James Fallows sees China's rapidly growing aerospace industry as a metaphor for the tension between its progressive growth and its suppression of innovation.

Veteran Journalist: China 'Vastly More Open' for Foreign Reporters

L to R: 2012 Osborn Elliott Prize Winner April Rabkin, Deputy Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Carroll Bogert, Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli, and Arthur Ross Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations Orville Schell. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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At Asia Society's Osborn Elliott Journalism Prize Ceremony, Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli said covering China, while difficult, is a "far different world" from 30 years ago.

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)
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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.