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China, the U.S., and Islamic Terrorism

President Xi Jinping of China and President Barack Obama of the United States meet in the Netherlands in 2014. (U.S. Embassy The Hague/Flickr)
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Can Beijing and Washington find common ground in fighting Islamic terror?

After Paris: Is China Still on Presidential Candidates' Radar?

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at the annual Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, in May. (John Premble/Flickr)
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The recent terrorist attacks in Europe have garnened recent foreign policy attention in the U.S. electoral bid. But China looms as an major issue.

Who Is Xi Jinping? Introducing the Asia Society Podcast

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags in Berlin on March 28, 2014. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty)
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The first episode of the Asia Society Podcast explores the man that some have labeled the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao.

Orville Schell: To Restore Relationship, US and China Should Consider 'Previously Unthinkable Options'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry leaves after the closing news conference on June 24, 2015 at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. Officials from the U.S. and China participated in the seventh annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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"To achieve any kind of lasting breakthrough in the China-United States relationship, both sides must be prepared to make difficult concessions," writes Asia Society's Orville Schell in the New York Times.

Video: Experts Debate Mao's Legacy in China Today

Andrew G. Walder, Roderick MacFarquhar, Susan Shirk, and Orville Schell at a May 22 Asia Society panel (Asia Society)
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Author Andrew G. Walder joined Roderick MacFarquhar, Susan Shirk, and Orville Schell for a discussion on his new book 'China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed' and on the ways in which Mao's thinking is still ‎embedded in China's world view.

Video: Why George Soros Considers Himself 'Typhoid Mary' in China

George Soros speaking at Asia Society in New York on April 30, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Billionaire George Soros discusses the hostile atmosphere toward civil society in China, and how authorities make it difficult for philanthropists like him to help those in need.

George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That 'Paid Off'

Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, chairman of the Open Society Foundations, speaking at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, April 20, 2015. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

But, the billionaire investor and philanthropist warned the Asia Society audience, ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in the Southeast Asian nation.

Video: Former Defense Official Says Beware of Hawks Entering US-China Policy Debate

Michael Pillsbury speaks at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2014.
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Michael Pillsbury argues that China is beginning to challenge the American “hegemony” and its interests in Asia.

Orville Schell Remembers Lee Kuan Yew and His 'Alternative to the Messiness of Liberal Democracy'

Hospital staff mourn the passing of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew outside the Singapore General Hospital on March 23, 2015. (Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Asia Society's Orville Schell describes how Singapore's founding father both forged a country and influenced much of the rest of Asia.

Video: Steven Chu Says Being a US Government Scientist Made Him 'the Jackie Robinson of Nerds'

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses China and clean energy with Orville Schell and Geoffrey Cowan in San Francisco on March 4, 2015. (Asia Society)
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Onstage in San Francisco, the former U.S. Secretary of Energy explains how, in certain respects, China utilizes clean energy better than the United States does.