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To Understand China, Does It Help To Be From Minnesota?

An overcast day over the old and new China. (**Maurice**/Flickr)
Policy

Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom contemplates whether U.S. reporters and writers from Minnesota who cover China well are stealing the mantle from the previous leader, Missouri.

Video: China's Natural Forests Under 'Savage Attack'

Multimedia

Asia Society's China Green project's latest video, "China's Fragile Forests," was produced by China-based multimedia journalist Sean Gallagher.

Photo of the Day: Temple Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Taiwan Temple Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on March 28, 2012. (Joseph Ferris III /Flickr)

Former Secretary of State Speaks Candidly About Asian Policy Hotspots [Videos]

Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III in Houston on Thursday, April 12, two days before the grand opening of the Asia Society Texas Center. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Policy

James A. Baker III spoke to an Asia Society audience in Houston about China, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the "Asian Century."

Exile Now Even Lonelier: Chinese Poet Says London Book Fair Excludes Dissident Voices

Exiled Chinese poet Bei Ling at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair. (Ekko)
Arts

Chinese poet Bei Ling says the London Book Fair's celebration of China is shutting out some of its most important dissident voices in the name of money.

Schell: Beijing Had 'Knives Out' for 'Theatrical' Bo Xilai

Policy

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, appeared on PBS Newshour last night to talk about the scandal surrounding the dramatic fall of Chinese government official Bo Xilai and his wife Gu Kailai.

Photo of the Day: West Lake at Dusk

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Dusk at West Lake (Xihu), Hangzhou, China on March 7, 2012. (Yuchen Gong /Flickr)

Frank Lavin: How to Succeed in (Asian) Business if You're Really Trying [Video]

Frank Lavin at Asia Society New York on April 10, 2012.
Business

A former U.S. Department of Commerce official offers pointers for any business hoping to scale up and export to new markets, particularly Asia.

Expert: Bo Xilai Scandal No Tiananmen, 'Not Terribly Significant'

A Chinese policeman blocks photos from being taken outside Zhongnanhai, central headquarters for China's Communist Party, after the sacking of politician Bo Xilai from the country's powerful Politburo, in Beijing on April 11, 2012. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Steven Lewis says the Bo Xilai scandal is similar to the ousting of other public officials in China, just with more media on hand to pay attention.

Photo of the Day: Spotted Eagle Ray in Baa Atoll, Maldives

Multimedia

Spotted eagle ray in Mudhdhoo Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives on March 6, 2012. (Abllo™ /Flickr)