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Video: What Could Be Behind China's Sudden One-Child Policy Reforms

Children pictured on a hill in Yunnan. (egorgrebnev/Flickr)
Policy

Why is the one-child policy being relaxed now? The answer, as Beijing-based conomic theorist Michael Pettis suggested in a 2010 interview, has to do with economic growth.

Xi Jinping, One Year Later: Will He Be the 'Chinese Gorbachev'?

From left: New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos, former U.S. Ambassador to China J. Stapleton Roy, and UC San Diego professor Dr. Susan Shirk discussed Xi Jinping's leadership at an Asia Society event moderated by Orville Schell (far right) on November 7, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

After one year in power, Chinese president Xi Jinping has largely consolidated his power, but he still faces "perilous" challenges, according to a panel Thursday night at Asia Society in New York.

Wasserstrom: Recent Headlines from China 'Triggered Déjà Vu'

A statue displaying, from left, Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong, and Jiang Zemin, photographed in Beijing, China on August 9, 2010. (Mills Baker/Flickr)

"There is an added twist to this interplay between novelty and familiarity in recent headlines" coming out of China, notes Sinologist Jeffrey Wasserstrom.

Aung San Suu Kyi for President in 2015?

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaking at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, where she declared her intention to run for president, at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyidaw on June 6, 2013. (Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

If Aung San Suu Kyi succeeds in amending Myanmar's constitution so that she can run for president, she'll undoubtedly become the frontrunner in 2015. But she still could face stiff competition from current President Thein Sein, according to Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.

Video: Stephen Roach's 5 Keys to Maintaining China's Economy

Yale professor Stephen Roach talks at Asia Society in New York on March 27, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Business

In a lively discussion with China bear Jim Chanos, economist (and China bull) Stephen Roach notes the key areas of reform he thinks China will implement to continue on a succesful path for growth.

China's One-Child Policy Already Irrelevant?

1980s propaganda posters for the one-child policy in Guilin, China. (kattebelletje/Flickr)
Policy

Amidst speculation that the one-child policy might be coming to an end in China, Leslie Chang evaluates where it stands today.

Videos: Will Xi Jinping Differ From His Predecessors?

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, left, walks past then Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, right, after the closing session of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party in November 2012. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Policy

Political scientist Andrew Nathan discusses newly installed Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s relationship to his predecessors Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin, the likelihood of political reform under Xi.

Is Xi Jinping a Reformer? It's Much Too Early to Tell (A Response to Nicholas Kristof)

A painting of President Xi Jinping for sale in a Shanghai shop. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Rachel Beitarie reply to Nicholas Kristof's New York Times piece predicting that Xi Jinping will spearhead a resurgence in economic reforms.

2013, and Beyond: Why Reform May Be Mission Impossible for China's Xi Jinping

China's newly appointed leader Xi Jinping gestures as he attends a meeting with
Policy

Facing many different political factions and conflicts, the cards are stacked against China's new leader, writes Ouyang Bin.

Myanmar President Thein Sein: No Reversal to Democratic Transition [Video]

Myanmar President Thein Sein answers questions from moderator Suzanne DiMaggio (L) at Asia Society in New York,  Sept. 27, 2012. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
Policy

In a landmark appearance at Asia Society headquarters in New York on Thursday, Myanmar President Thein Sein said that his country has left behind its authoritarian government and that the road to democracy was irreversible.