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Video: How 'Leninist Political Tactics' are Constraining China's Economic Reforms

(L to R) Evan Medeiros, Kevin Rudd, and Daniel H. Rosen speak at Asia Society New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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Experts say questions about the state of China's economy will hang over President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington, and that domestic Chinese politics could thwart badly needed economic reforms. 

Xi Jinping Offers an Opening

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) arrives for a meeting with five United States state governors to discuss clean technology and economic development September 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Pool/Getty)
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In a speech delivered Tuesday evening in Seattle, the Chinese president struck a conciliatory note — but will he be flexible on key policy issues?

Xi Jinping's Seattle Speech: What to Look For and How to Watch

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to deliver a speech on Tuesday evening in Seattle, Washington, on the first day of his U.S. tour. (Getty Images)
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The Chinese president begins a much-anticipated trip to the United States with a speech on Tuesday night. 

Kevin Rudd: The Obama-Xi Summit Could Be 'Difficult'

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting at Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
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Having recently visited Beijing and met with senior Chinese officials there, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd shares his insights on the agenda for the upcoming Obama-Xi summit.

Should President Obama Meet Xi Jinping at All?

President Barack Obama presents President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China with a gift of an inscribed redwood park bench at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif., June 8, 2013.
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Experts weigh whether a state visit by the Chinese leader will ease tensions — or exacerbate them.

Podcast: Iran's Political 'Midlife Crisis'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves to journalists next to a portrait of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on June 13, 2015. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty)
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In the second episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we'll look at how shifting demographics and political inclinations in Iran led to a historic nuclear deal, and what it might suggest about the country's future.

Video: China's Vice Finance Minister Says Government 'Must Take Action' to Control Market Panic

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ASPI President Kevin Rudd, guest-hosting “Amanpour” on CNN International, discussed China's stock market and economy with Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao and climate change with Lord Nicholas Stern and Christiana Figueres.

Interview: What the Removal of Myanmar's Ruling Party Chairman Means for Its Upcoming Elections

Speaker of Myanmar’s lower house of parliament Thura Shwe Mann at the lower house in Naypyidaw on August 16, 2013. (Ye Aung Thu/Getty Images)
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Asia Society Policy Institute Senior Advisor Priscilla Clapp, a former U.S. Chief of Mission to Burma, discusses the implications of the USDP’s leadership change for the future of the party and for Myanmar’s transition to democracy.

#TBT: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Historic 2013 Trip to New York

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks with Asia Society President Josette Sheeran in New York on September 26, 2013. (Kenji Takigami/Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stopped by Asia Society in 2013 a month after coming to power. 

Video: Kevin Rudd on Why Conflict Between the US and China Remains Unlikely

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd joins host Fareed Zakaria on CNN's GPS, July 26, 2015. (Jinq Qian/Asia Society)
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On CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” the Asia Society Policy Institute President argues that the U.S. and China have no interest in regional conflict and refutes the “China collapse-ism” theory.