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Orville Schell: To Restore Relationship, US and China Should Consider 'Previously Unthinkable Options'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves after the closing news conference on June 24, 2015 at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Officials from the U.S. and China participated in the seventh annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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"To achieve any kind of lasting breakthrough in the China-United States relationship, both sides must be prepared to make difficult concessions," writes Asia Society's Orville Schell in the New York Times.

Photo of the Day: Music and Smiles in China

A man in costume smiles at the camera as his friend holding an erhu, a Chinese violin, looks on in Guangxi, China on April 26, 2015. (cotaro70s/Flickr)
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A man in costume smiles at the camera as his friend holding an erhu, a Chinese violin, looks on in Guangxi, China on April 26, 2015. (cotaro70s/Flickr) 

Kevin Rudd on CNBC: Don't Confuse the Chinese Stock Market with Overall Economy

Kevin Rudd joined CNBC's
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Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, cautioned “the stock market plays a relatively small role in the overall context of Chinese financial markets.”

Weekly Rewind: Inside China's Stock Market Crash, a Rohingya Mother's Journey, Modi's 'Super' Tweet

Competitors dressing in costumes paddle their boats during the Hong Kong Airlines Fancy Dress Race at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival Race on July 5, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images for Hong Kong 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.

Time to 'Freak Out' About Chinese Stocks? Depends on Who You Ask

Investors check share prices in a stock firm in Fuyang, China on June 29, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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We scanned dozens of stories on China's stock market plunge, which some experts say could threaten "a government that loves absolute control."

Gallery: See Modern China Through the Lenses of Contemporary Artists

Wang Qingsong. Follow Him, 2010. H. 51 1/8 x W. 118 1/8 in. (130 x 300 cm). C-print. Asia Society, New York: Purchased with funds donated by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky, 2011.31
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Here’s how contemporary Chinese artists are telling the story about their country’s social and physical evolution.

Video: It's Time to Play Some 'Stereotype Bingo'!

'The Great LOL of China' episode 5: Stereotype Bingo. (Jesse Appell)
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In the fifth episode of 'The Great LOL of China' comedy series, Jesse Appell and friends play the game where overreaching cultural assumptions turn into an evening of fun.

Photos: Countryside and Concrete Collide in Chinese Megacity Chongqing

Zhong Baixin, eighty-seven, is cultivating a square meter of lettuce for her own table. She has lived all her life in Chongqing and now lives in what remains of a farming village stuck between a construction site and a road. (Tim Franco)
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Photographer Tim Franco is fascinated by the transformation of Chinese cities. In a Q&A with Asia Blog, he discusses his new book 'Metamorpolis' and his experiences documenting the "struggle between nature and concrete" in Chongqing.

Photo of the Day: An Intricate Stone Carving in China

A Buddha head is seen carved into a stone bowl at Panjiayuan Flea Market in Beijing, China on May 16, 2015. (Gwendolyn Stansbury/Flickr)
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A Buddha head is seen carved into a stone bowl at Panjiayuan Flea Market in Beijing, China on May 16, 2015. (Gwendolyn Stansbury/Flickr) 

Interview: NYU Shanghai Chancellor Discusses His University's Place in China's Current Political Atmosphere

NYU Shanghai Chancellor Yu Lizhong at the 2015 National Chinese Language Conference in Atlanta. (Ben Kornegay/ProgressiveImagesPhoto)
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Yu Lizhong of NYU Shanghai discusses the first Sino-American joint venture university, and where it falls in China's current political atmosphere.