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National Book Award Winner Evan Osnos 'Tried to Do Justice' to Chinese People

Journalist and author Evan Osnos onstage at Asia Society New York on May 14, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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The journalist and author received the award in Nonfiction for "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China," a collection based on his eight years of living in Beijing.

Opinion: U.S. Must Bank on Progress in the Asia-Pacific

Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei (L) speaks during the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People on October 24, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Takaki Yajima/Getty Images)
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Sean O’Connor with the Asia Society Policy Institute considers China’s slate of regional economic initiatives, like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and argues that the United States must accelerate its own investments in strengthening the Asia-Pacific.

US-China Film Summit: The Training Wheels Are Coming Off, But That’s Not Necessarily a Good Thing

L to R: Thomas McLain, Chair, Asia Society Southern California; Jeff Robinov, Founder and CEO Studio 8; Jingyan Huang, Managing Director, Pictures, Entertainment and Derivatives Division, Fosum; Sheri Jeffrey, Partner, Hogan Lovells; and Peter Shaio, Chairman, EMAISA and CEO Orb Media Group, at the 2014 Asia Society U.S.-China Film Summit and Gala, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 2014. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Amid a surge of renewed optimism about Chinese-U.S. co-productions, Jonathan Landreth reports, some industry veterans on both sides of the Pacific caution that there are still a few kinks to be worked out.

Listen: Dali Yang Explains Why 'China Has No Hope' Without Stronger Rule of Law

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) delivers his speech for the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at The Great Hall Of The People on September 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
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Dali Yang of the University of Chicago assesses China’s prospects for political reform under Xi Jinping, for the latest edition of ASPI’s AsiaConnect briefing series.

On Eve of 2014 U.S.-China Film Summit, a Trans-Pacific Media Business Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Recent U.S.-Chinese co-productions have included
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ChinaFile Managing Editor Jonathan Landreth reports on an industry-wide commitment to building a "real business" between Hollywood and the leading players in the world's second-largest market, China.

Video: Hong Kong Protest Movement a 'Rearguard Action' to Protect City's Unique Identity

L to R: Fred Teng, Ishaan Tharoor, Ho-Fung Hung, and Orville Schell at Asia Society New York on Oct. 28, 2014. (C. Bay Milin)
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Asia Society's October 28 panelists saw the pro-democracy demonstrations as the latest manifestation of a longstanding cultural rift—and as a chance to bolster a local sense of community.

Video: Why Foreign Investment into China Is Not a 'Zero-Sum Game'

(L to R) Marshall Bouton, Daniel H. Rosen, John S. (Jack) Wadsworth, Jr., Orville H. Schell, and Xiaobo Lü discuss likely outcomes of China’s economic reforms for American policy and business.
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Daniel H. Rosen, Orville Schell, and other panelists discuss the pace, extent, and impact of China's reforms at the launch of ASPI’s report “Avoiding the Blind Alley: China’s Economic Overhaul and Its Global Implications.”

Interview: Chinese Author Hong Mei's Backpacking Odyssey Across India [PHOTOS]

Jacket art for Chinese author Hong Mei's travelogue 'The Farther I Walk, The Closer I Get to Me.' (New Star Press, Beijing, 2014)

Believed to be the first Chinese woman on record to have trekked the length and breadth of India, Hong Mei recounts her adventures in a new book. Author appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong on October 28.

Video: Asia Game Changer of the Year Jack Ma Urges Listeners, 'Keep Your Dream Alive'

Alibaba founder and CEO Jack Ma accepts his Asia Society Asia Game Changer of the Year award at the United Nations in New York City on Oct. 16, 2014. (Ann Billingsley/Asia Society)
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Accepting his award from Asia Society, the Alibaba founder and CEO recounted modest beginnings and issued a call to independence and nonconformity.

Francis Fukuyama: Economic Slowdown, Not Street Protests, the Real Threat to China's Rulers

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters sit together on a curb after police removed most of the barricades surrounding the area they were occupying in the Causeway Bay district on Oct. 14, 2014.  (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
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The noted political scientist sees a "significant chance" of a military confrontation over the South and East China Seas, and a stalled economy as the one real threat to Communist Party control. In-person appearance at Asia Society Northern California on October 23.