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Video: How 'Leninist Political Tactics' are Constraining China's Economic Reforms

(L to R) Evan Medeiros, Kevin Rudd, and Daniel H. Rosen speak at Asia Society New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

Experts say questions about the state of China's economy will hang over President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington, and that domestic Chinese politics could thwart badly needed economic reforms. 

Xi Jinping Offers an Opening

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) arrives for a meeting with five United States state governors to discuss clean technology and economic development September 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Pool/Getty)
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In a speech delivered Tuesday evening in Seattle, the Chinese president struck a conciliatory note — but will he be flexible on key policy issues?

Xi Jinping's Seattle Speech: What to Look For and How to Watch

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to deliver a speech on Tuesday evening in Seattle, Washington, on the first day of his U.S. tour. (Getty Images)
Policy

The Chinese president begins a much-anticipated trip to the United States with a speech on Tuesday night. 

Kevin Rudd: The Obama-Xi Summit Could Be 'Difficult'

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting at Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Having recently visited Beijing and met with senior Chinese officials there, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd shares his insights on the agenda for the upcoming Obama-Xi summit.

Weekly Rewind: China's Funeral Revolutionaries, North Korea's Art Scene, and the First Asian-American Hulk

Oarsmen row boats during the traditional annual boat race festival at a Rudra Sagar lake in Melaghar, India on September 6, 2015. (Arindam Dey/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Should President Obama Meet Xi Jinping at All?

President Barack Obama presents President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China with a gift of an inscribed redwood park bench at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif., June 8, 2013.
Current AffairsPolicy

Experts weigh whether a state visit by the Chinese leader will ease tensions — or exacerbate them.

Video: The Rich World of Cheap Chinese Food

The Great LOL of China episode 10: Same Food New Style
Current AffairsEducation

In the tenth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse explores the wonderful world of homestyle Chinese cooking, which can taste a whole lot better than the fare at China’s most expensive restaurants. So what if China’s most basic dishes got the high-end advertising campaign they deserve?

Weekly Rewind: Thailand's 'Tear-Jerker' Ads, China's Nouveau Riche, and Picking New Zealand's Flag

Soldiers parade in front of the mausoleum of late president Ho Chi Minh, founder of today's communist Vietnam, as the communist regime celebrates its 70th anniversary in Hanoi on September 2, 2015. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Photo of the Day: Sacred Offerings in China

Intricately carved figures of Buddha and other religious figures are laden with offerings at the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai, China on March 29, 2015. (Tybo/Flickr)
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Intricately carved figures of Buddha and other religious figures are laden with offerings at the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai, China on March 29, 2015. (Tybo/Flickr)

Who Is Xi Jinping? Introducing the Asia Society Podcast

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags in Berlin on March 28, 2014. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

The first episode of the Asia Society Podcast explores the man that some have labeled the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao.