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US-China Film Summit: The Training Wheels Are Coming Off, But That’s Not Necessarily a Good Thing

L to R: Thomas McLain, Chair, Asia Society Southern California; Jeff Robinov, Founder and CEO Studio 8; Jingyan Huang, Managing Director, Pictures, Entertainment and Derivatives Division, Fosum; Sheri Jeffrey, Partner, Hogan Lovells; and Peter Shaio, Chairman, EMAISA and CEO Orb Media Group, at the 2014 Asia Society U.S.-China Film Summit and Gala, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 2014. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Amid a surge of renewed optimism about Chinese-U.S. co-productions, Jonathan Landreth reports, some industry veterans on both sides of the Pacific caution that there are still a few kinks to be worked out.

Listen: Dali Yang Explains Why 'China Has No Hope' Without Stronger Rule of Law

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) delivers his speech for the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at The Great Hall Of The People on September 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
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Dali Yang of the University of Chicago assesses China’s prospects for political reform under Xi Jinping, for the latest edition of ASPI’s AsiaConnect briefing series.

On Eve of 2014 U.S.-China Film Summit, a Trans-Pacific Media Business Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Recent U.S.-Chinese co-productions have included
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ChinaFile Managing Editor Jonathan Landreth reports on an industry-wide commitment to building a "real business" between Hollywood and the leading players in the world's second-largest market, China.

Video: Hong Kong Protest Movement a 'Rearguard Action' to Protect City's Unique Identity

L to R: Fred Teng, Ishaan Tharoor, Ho-Fung Hung, and Orville Schell at Asia Society New York on Oct. 28, 2014. (C. Bay Milin)
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Asia Society's October 28 panelists saw the pro-democracy demonstrations as the latest manifestation of a longstanding cultural rift—and as a chance to bolster a local sense of community.

Video: Why Foreign Investment into China Is Not a 'Zero-Sum Game'

(L to R) Marshall Bouton, Daniel H. Rosen, John S. (Jack) Wadsworth, Jr., Orville H. Schell, and Xiaobo Lü discuss likely outcomes of China’s economic reforms for American policy and business.
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Daniel H. Rosen, Orville Schell, and other panelists discuss the pace, extent, and impact of China's reforms at the launch of ASPI’s report “Avoiding the Blind Alley: China’s Economic Overhaul and Its Global Implications.”

Interview: Chinese Author Hong Mei's Backpacking Odyssey Across India [PHOTOS]

Jacket art for Chinese author Hong Mei's travelogue 'The Farther I Walk, The Closer I Get to Me.' (New Star Press, Beijing, 2014)

Believed to be the first Chinese woman on record to have trekked the length and breadth of India, Hong Mei recounts her adventures in a new book. Author appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong on October 28.

Video: Asia Game Changer of the Year Jack Ma Urges Listeners, 'Keep Your Dream Alive'

Alibaba founder and CEO Jack Ma accepts his Asia Society Asia Game Changer of the Year award at the United Nations in New York City on Oct. 16, 2014. (Ann Billingsley/Asia Society)
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Accepting his award from Asia Society, the Alibaba founder and CEO recounted modest beginnings and issued a call to independence and nonconformity.

Francis Fukuyama: Economic Slowdown, Not Street Protests, the Real Threat to China's Rulers

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters sit together on a curb after police removed most of the barricades surrounding the area they were occupying in the Causeway Bay district on Oct. 14, 2014.  (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
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The noted political scientist sees a "significant chance" of a military confrontation over the South and East China Seas, and a stalled economy as the one real threat to Communist Party control. In-person appearance at Asia Society Northern California on October 23.

Photo of the Day: Varying Shades of Green in China

Sloping rice terraces take on different shades of green in Guangxi, China on September 25, 2014. (Dmitry Shakin/Flickr)
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Sloping rice terraces take on different shades of green in Guangxi, China on September 25, 2014. (Dmitry Shakin/Flickr)

Orville Schell: Hong Kong Demonstrations Challenge President Xi Jinping's Hard Line

Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a toast during the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the PRC at the Great Hall Of The People in Beijing on Sept. 30, 2014. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
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In an essay for the Wall Street Journal, the Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations argues that President Xi's tough stance in the past now puts him in a bind in dealing with Hong Kong's demonstrations.