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The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and the Birth of Modern China by Hannah Pakula
Discuss: Henry Luce and Chiang Kai-shek
Discuss the complex ties between American publishing giant Henry Luce and Chinese leaders Madame and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. more
Wu Guanzhong, Camels in the Desert, 1981. Ink & color on paper, 69 x 99 cm. © Take a Step Back Collection
Wu Guanzhong, 1919-2010
This major painter's works were condemned during the Cultural Revolution, but later celebrated both in China and internationally. more
Chen Yunlin (R), the head of a semi-official Chinese agency, shakes hands with his Taiwan counterpart Chiang Ping-kun, chairman for the Taiwan's Strait Exchange Foundation, after they signed the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) in Chongqing on June 29, 2010. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
Taiwan-China Trade Agreement: A Game Changer
Taiwan and China sign major trade agreement that could have major impact on relations between the two countries. more
G8 leaders L to R: Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan, Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, Barack Obama, President of the US, and Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, in Huntsville, Ontario on June 25, 2010. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
World Leaders Agree to Cuts by 2013 for Richest Nations
G-20 nations endorse plan that calls for the world's richest nations to cut deficits. more
China's 100 yuan, or renminbi, notes, the largest denomination in Chinese currency. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
China's Currency Moves
Jamie Metzl on China's announcement that it will let the yuan rise. more
Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses concerns about Chinese military ambition at the Asia Society Washington Awards Dinner on June 9, 2010. (1 min., 55 sec.)
Admiral Mullen Talks Tough on China
Adm. Mike Mullen says China must do more on North Korea and work better with the US. more
Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the Asia Society Washington Awards Dinner on June 9, 2010.
Adm. Mullen's Speech at the 2010 Asia Society Washington's Annual Dinner
The official transcript of Admiral Mullen's speech on China and the military to Asia Society's Washington Annual Dinner. more
Ian Bremmer describes the potential risks private corporations face if they come up against the Chinese state. (2 min., 18 sec.)
Business in China: It's Complicated
In light of what some are calling growing protectionist policies, is China less attractive to foreign businesses? more
Belle Yang shares her belief in the value of storytelling, on both a personal and social level, in New York on May 10, 2010. (2 min., 49 sec.)
Recovering Family Memories, in Pen and Ink
Belle Yang recounts her family’s turbulent history in a graphic memoir. more
Edward Tse makes the case for contemporary China as an open, entrepreneurial society in New York on May 5, 2010. (3 min., 48 sec.)
China: A Global Business Partner
Business leader Edward Tse talks strategies for success in China's increasingly complex economy. more