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Book Excerpt: 'The Contest of the Century' by Geoff Dyer

Policy

Geoff Dyer's new book anticipates "an old-fashioned struggle for influence and power between China and the U.S., the two most important nations in the world." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, March 20.

Photos: 'Bishan Project' Aims to Reinvent, Yet Preserve, China's Rural Identity

Wang Shuochang and his wife Shu Juzhen having lunch at home. (Sun Yunfan)
Multimedia

Grantees of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Sun Yunfan and Leah Thompson use up-to-the-minute technology to document the changes facing a traditional Chinese village in an era of urbanization and globalization.

Book Excerpt: 'Debating China: The US-China Relationship in Ten Conversations'

A Chinese construction worker sets rebar on an apartment building under construction as a development and a real estate boom takes hold in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in October 2012. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

China scholars Elizabeth Economy and Zha Daojiong contrast U.S. and Chinese approaches to investment and development worldwide. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York this Thursday, January 9.

Could Beijing's Air Today Really Be Worse Than Ground Zero's After 9/11?

Commuters cross a Beijing street in heavy air pollution, January 30, 2013. On this day, when PM2.5 readings reached a high of 315, according to measurements taken by the U.S. Department of State, Beijing officials urged people to stay indoors. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

As we pause to reflect on this somber anniversary, Emily Brill over at ChinaFile poses a rather unusual question: "Beijing’s Air in 2013 or Ground Zero’s After 9/11: Which Was Worse?" Her findings may surprise you.

From Standing Committee to Standing Trial: Understanding Bo Xilai's Fall From Grace

Commuters look at the Intermediate People's Court — where Bo Xilai was indicted and his case is expected to be heard — reflected in a bus window in Jinan, Shandong province on July 25, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

The ex-Chongqing party chief behind one of China's most notorious scandals in memory has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of power, and corruption. ChinaFile has the latest expert opinions ahead of the landmark trial.

Carl Minzner: China's Legal System Risks 'Hard Landing'

Before a security crackdown, a demonstrator protests the construction of a 55.9 billion yuan (US$8.9 billion) chemical plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on October 28, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Law professor Carl Minzner argues that if China doesn't reform its legal system, the country "might resemble 19th-century Russia more than 20th-century South Korea or Taiwan."

Why a Proposed Chinese Takeover is Washington's Latest Pork Outrage

CEO of Smithfield Foods Larry Pope (L) and Matthew Slaughter (R), director of the Center for Global Business and Government, answer questions during a Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee hearing, July 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Business

Would the largest Chinese takeover of an American company compromise American's national security? ChinaFile experts weigh in.

How the Snowden Affair Might End Up Helping US-China Relations

Protesters march to the U.S. consulate in support of Edward Snowden in Hong Kong on June 15, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The Snowden affair could be an equalizing force in US-China relations—if both sides let it be.

Book Excerpt: Orville Schell and John Delury on China's Path to 'Rejuvenation'

Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century (Random House, 2013) by Orville Schell (top) and John Delury.
Policy

The duo from Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations release Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century later this month.

Video: Filmmaker Returns Home to Site of Sichuan Earthquake to Tell Town's Tale

Fu Guangjun holds her daughter Jiang Yutong, 2, on the first day of preschool classes in New Beichuan. Film still from 'The Reborn of Beichuan.'
Multimedia

Five years after the Sichuan earthquake, 'The Reborn of Beichuan' follows the journey of two families from a devastated Chinese city as they try to restore normalcy to their lives and struggle to move past the loss of their children.