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How Washington Gridlock Undercuts America's Pacific Century

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. (Flickr/Katie Harbath)
Policy

The U.S. vision over the next 25 years should be for an Asia that is universally open to American people and trade — and an America that is also open to Asia, writes Matt Stumpf.

Brokered Marriages: Matchmaking or Exploitation?

A screenshot from J&N Viet-Bride's website showcases couples who met through the Singapore-based matchmaking service. (jnvietbride.com.sg)
Policy

The movement of migrant brides throughout Asia is controlled by a network of agents whose motives are more driven by profits than the welfare of the people they profess to help, writes Andrew Billo.

Video: For US Policy, China is 'the Voldemort of Countries,' Says Ian Bremmer

Analyst Ian Bremmer at Asia Society New York on May 24, 2012.
Policy

Ian Bremmer gives a frank assessment of the Obama Administration's pivot toward East Asia and offers his views on what a Romney administration stance toward China might look like.

Watch: New Documentary Short Explores Northern China's Huge Water Crisis

Multimedia

"The Story of Invisible Water," produced by Asia Society's China Green project, heads to the North China Plain to shed light on "of the world’s worst environmental crises."

Photo of the Day: Monkeying Around Backstage in China

Arts

The Monkey King backstage at the Beijing Opera in China on May 15, 2012. (Jonathan Kos-Read/Flickr)

China's Microbloggers Ask: What's the Net Worth of Our Government Officials?

Chairman Mao on China's 100 yuan note. (super.heavy/Flickr)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Steven Lewis says state-sponsored Chinese media's coverage of a call for disclosure of finances by government officials could put transparency "on the table" at the National Congress later this year.

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)
Policy

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.

The Paradox of China's Reform

A man begs on a street as a woman passes by in Shanghai on May 9, 2012. China could face an economic crisis in the next 20 years if it does not quickly overhaul its development model, World Bank and Chinese government researchers warned recently. (Peter Parks/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

If China’s national imperative today is reform, the greatest threat to that goal is the massive influence and institutionalized corruption of the country’s entrenched elites, writes Asia Society Senior Fellow Jamie Metzl.

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)
Policy

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.