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Protesters from Hong Kong's Democratic Party and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group demonstrate for the release of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobao (pictured C) outside the China liaison offices in Hong Kong on October 11, 2010. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)
Jailing the Messengers - China Stands Up
China's ham-handed response to Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize has undercut its attempt to project “soft power” around the world. more
In New York on November 1, 2010, Gordon Orr and Adam Segal offer contrasting views of China's commitment to intellectual property rights. (2 min., 56 sec.)
Patents Pile Up, But What's New in China
McKinsey Asia's Gordon Orr discusses developments in, and potential obstacles for, Chinese innovation. more
Syed Iqbal Hasnain, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Stimson Center, speaks at Asia Society New York Center on July 14, 2010.
Linking Pakistan's Floods to Global Warming
Climate experts now posit global warming as a possible cause of Pakistan's disastrous 2010 floods. more
In New York on Oct. 13, 2010, historian Frank Dikötter recounts the most upsetting surprise he found in researching China's famine. (1 min., 35 sec.)
A Great Leap Forward - Into a Moral 'Grey Zone'
Frank Dikotter's new research uncovers the darkest consequences of Mao's most notorious experiment. more
In Houston on Oct. 7, China expert Harry Harding told the audience that the US and China are neither friends nor foes but a little of both. (Jeff Fantich Photography)
The Meaning of "Frenemies"
China expert Harry Harding addresses the U.S.-China relationship and the limits of the English language to describe the complicated alliance adequately. more
Deborah and James Fallows describe a culture of physical peril that they encountered during their stay in China. (2 min., 56 sec.)
Dreaming in Chinese
At times, China's rapid urban development left Deborah Fallows wanting to shout out, “Xiaoxin! [Be careful!]” more
Ligang Liu outlines steps by which China could or would "internationalize" its currency, the renminbi. (1 min., 38 sec.)
Renminbi: The Next Global Currency?
Economists discuss China's currency, and whether it might realistically challenge the dollar's supremacy. more
Novelist Xu Xi reads an excerpt from Habit of a Foreign Sky before an appreciative Anna Sherman in Hong Kong on Oct. 7, 2010. (1 min., 53 sec.)
Xu Xi: Habit of a Foreign Sky
Xu Xi reads from and discusses her latest book, which was short-listed for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize. more
Dr. Bardhan addresses the significant challenges inhibiting China's and India's economies in Houston on Sept. 30, 2010. (Jeff Fantich Photography)
Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay
UC Berkeley Professor of Economics Pranab Bardhan spoke to the myths surrounding the rise of two fast-emerging powers an an Asia Society luncheon in Houston. more
C.Y. Leung, Chairman of Asia Pacific DTZ, at Asia Society New York on September 24, 2010.
Hong Kong: America’s Showcase to China
American goods and services enjoy a friendly portal to mainland China through an ever-inventive Hong Kong. more