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What Does China's Third Plenum Suggest About Prospects for Reform?

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of People earlier this year in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Orville Schell says "there was nothing earth-shaking" about China's recent policy statements, but it is too soon to dismiss them as insignificant.

US-China People-to-People Exchange an Opportunity to 'Dream Without Borders'

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Xi Jinping (then-Vice President of China) display shirts with a message given to them by students at the International Studies Learning School in Southgate, outside of Los Angeles, on Feb. 17, 2012. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Society's Director of Chinese Language Initiatives outlines what to watch for in the upcoming U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange in Washington.

Interview: Biographer Jung Chang Says Empress Dowager 'Not a Role Model'

Arts

"I don't want to write things that everybody agrees on," says the author of a controversial Mao biography and a revisionist new book on the Empress Dowager Cixi. In-person appearances this month at Asia Society New York and our Texas and Northern California Centers.

Xi Jinping, One Year Later: Will He Be the 'Chinese Gorbachev'?

From left: New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos, former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy, and UC San Diego professor Dr. Susan Shirk discussed Xi Jinping's leadership at an Asia Society event moderated by Orville Schell (far right) on November 7, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

After one year in power, Chinese president Xi Jinping has largely consolidated his power, but he still faces "perilous" challenges, according to a panel Thursday night at Asia Society in New York.

Taking the Pulse of the China-Hollywood Relationship With Li Bingbing, Others

Chinese actress Li Bingbing speaks during the 2013 Asia Society U.S.-China Film Summit and Gala held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Lifestyle

"It's a great moment for Chinese film," said Li, the Chinese star actress, who added that more American actors and producers need to learn to speak Chinese.

China to Hollywood: Don't Worry, Come on Over

Senator Christopher Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, received the Asia Pacific Visionary Award at the U.S.-China Film Summit in Los Angeles on November 5, 2013. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
Business

Press reports from Asia Society's U.S.-China Film Summit provide notes of cautious optimism about the Hollywood-China relationship.

Will China's Leaders Announce Major Economic Reforms This Weekend?

Soldiers dressed as ushers hold umbrellas in the rain at the entrance of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 12, 2013. China's ruling Communist Party will gather in Beijing from November 9-12 to discuss a possible furthering of economic reforms. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Political economist Barry Naughton explains just what China's upcoming "Third Plenum" is, and why its outcome could have worldwide significance.

Interview: Evan Osnos on Xi's Biggest Puzzle and 'Acute Dumpling Withdrawal'

L to R: Members of the Politburo Standing Committee Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli in Beijing on Nov. 15, 2012, the day China's ruling Communist Party revealed the new Politburo Standing Committee. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Newly transferred to Washington, veteran China-watcher Evan Osnos discusses China's leadership change and life after Beijing. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Thursday, November 7.

Book Excerpt: 'Empress Dowager Cixi' by Jung Chang

Empress Cixi (1835-1908) is the subject of Jung Chang's revisionist new biography
Arts

Jung Chang's new biography means to overturn received wisdom about a central figure in modern Chinese history. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on November 12.

Interview: Blue Skies So Rare in China They Are Considered 'Tourist Attractions'

Beijing's air quality in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013, as pictured by China Air Daily.
Policy

With China's air quality once again making headlines in recent weeks, we check in with China Air Daily's Michael Zhao to see if there's any reason for hope.