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US-China Film Summit: The Training Wheels Are Coming Off, But That’s Not Necessarily a Good Thing

L to R: Thomas McLain, Chair, Asia Society Southern California; Jeff Robinov, Founder and CEO Studio 8; Jingyan Huang, Managing Director, Pictures, Entertainment and Derivatives Division, Fosum; Sheri Jeffrey, Partner, Hogan Lovells; and Peter Shaio, Chairman, EMAISA and CEO Orb Media Group, at the 2014 Asia Society U.S.-China Film Summit and Gala, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 2014. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Amid a surge of renewed optimism about Chinese-U.S. co-productions, Jonathan Landreth reports, some industry veterans on both sides of the Pacific caution that there are still a few kinks to be worked out.

Photo of the Day: Riding Into the Sunset in Indonesia

Horseback riders make their way across Legian Beach, Indonesia on September 13, 2014. (Tom Roeleveld/Flickr)
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Horseback riders make their way across Legian Beach, Indonesia on September 13, 2014. (Tom Roeleveld/Flickr)

Listen: Dali Yang Explains Why 'China Has No Hope' Without Stronger Rule of Law

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) delivers his speech for the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at The Great Hall Of The People on September 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
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Dali Yang of the University of Chicago assesses China’s prospects for political reform under Xi Jinping, for the latest edition of ASPI’s AsiaConnect briefing series.

Book Excerpt: 'Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific' by Robert D. Kaplan

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In Beijing, U.S. foreign policy expert Robert D. Kaplan finds himself repeatedly returning to the idea of containment, "the wrong word that unfortunately harbors a great truth." Author appearance at Asia Society New York on November 12, 2014.

Photo of the Day: A Lone Trekker in Sri Lanka

An elephant walks in solitude across grassy terrain in Sri Lanka on August 13, 2014. (kevin/Flickr)
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An elephant walks in solitude across grassy terrain in Sri Lanka on August 13, 2014. (kevin/Flickr)

Interview: Dancer/Choreographer Ramli Ibrahim Embraces Indian Tradition, Malaysian Context

Malaysia's Sutra Dance Theater presents
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How does a diaspora cultural manifestation measure up to the original? What happens when globalization allows culture to flow freely through national barriers? Malaysian dancer/choreographer Ramli Ibrahim tackles these and other big questions ahead of his group's performances at Asia Society New York.

Photo of the Day: Sailing Across Green Waves in India

Fishermen make their way across the waters stretching from Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu, India on October 5, 2014. (Feng Zhong/Flickr)
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Fishermen make their way across the waters stretching from Pamban Island in Tamil Nadu, India on October 5, 2014. (Feng Zhong/Flickr)

On Eve of 2014 U.S.-China Film Summit, a Trans-Pacific Media Business Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Recent U.S.-Chinese co-productions have included
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ChinaFile Managing Editor Jonathan Landreth reports on an industry-wide commitment to building a "real business" between Hollywood and the leading players in the world's second-largest market, China.

Photo of the Day: Red Blooms by Golden Fields in Japan

Red spider lilies line the edge of a rice field in Japan on September 23, 2014. (coniferconifer/Flickr)
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Red spider lilies line the edge of a rice field in Japan on September 23, 2014. (coniferconifer/Flickr)

Video: Hong Kong Protest Movement a 'Rearguard Action' to Protect City's Unique Identity

L to R: Fred Teng, Ishaan Tharoor, Ho-Fung Hung, and Orville Schell at Asia Society New York on Oct. 28, 2014. (C. Bay Milin)
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Asia Society's October 28 panelists saw the pro-democracy demonstrations as the latest manifestation of a longstanding cultural rift—and as a chance to bolster a local sense of community.