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AsiaSociety.org articles, op-eds, videos and blog posts on China.

Xi Jinping (foreground), China's new Communist Party General Secretary, waves with other members of the new Politburo Standing Committee in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on November 15, 2012. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Historian Peter Perdue traces the parallels between Qing Dynasty practices and the 2012 18th Party Congress in Beijing.
Richard Solomon states that in some ways, China's society and economy have outgrown its political system.
J. Michael Evans sees economic rebalancing, U.S.-China relations, and challenges to the legitimacy of one-party rule as the biggest priorities facing China's new leaders.
Richard H. Solomon weighs the impact of a more globally involved Chinese public on the mandates of the new leadership as they tackle reform and economic growth.
The greatest challenge facing China's new leaders, says J. Michael Evans of Goldman Sachs, is civil unrest spurred by income inequality in a growing economy.
NEW YORK, October 24, 2012 — Former Ambassador to China Winston Lord discusses the lingering imperative for the new Chinese leadership to address the verdict of the famed 'incident' in Tiananmen Square.
Figuring out how to transfer power at the top in the absence of an open and legitimate leadership selection process is China's biggest political challenge.
NEW YORK, October 24, 2012 — Former Ambassador to China Winston Lord expands on the danger of passing lasting judgement on the new regime, and particularly new leader Xi Jinping.
NEW YORK October 24, 2012 — Former Ambassador to China Winston Lord discusses the impact of the new leadership transition over years passed and the dangerous notion that one can predict how it will play out.