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China is Perhaps the 'Biggest Victim' in South China Sea, Says Former Foreign Minister

Former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing holds a copy of the Charter of the United Nations at Asia Society in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Li Zhaoxing had strong words about a pending South China Sea arbitration case with the Philippines — and for the United States.

How Historical 'Humiliation' Drives China's Maritime Claims

A Chinese base built in 1995 stands in Mischief Reef of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In an interview with Asia Blog, the journalist and author Bill Hayton discusses the thinking behind China’s recent actions in the South China Sea, and why Beijing may soon reassess moves to enforce them.

Daniel Russel: U.S. Won't 'Just Agree to Disagree' in Disputes with China

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel speaks at Asia Society in New York on November 4, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State says the Obama administration has put "a floor" under the U.S.-China relationship to avert crisis, but it will continue to press on contentious issues and reject the idea of "Chinese exceptionalism."

Video: Vietnam President Responds to Xi Jinping on Island Dispute

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang speaks at Asia Society New York on September 28. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

At Asia Society New York Monday, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang addresses a recent interview where Chinese President Xi Jinping defended construction on island chains claimed by both countries.

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)
Current AffairsPolicy

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.

Video: Kevin Rudd on How China Is 'Learning the Difficulties of Handling a Market'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd speaks with guest host Ian Bremmer on Charlie Rose, July 10, 2015. (Jinq Qian/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

On Charlie Rose, the Asia Society Policy Institute president discusses China’s ongoing economic reforms in light of the recent stock market plunge, as well as security issues in the Asia-Pacific.

China's Top Diplomat to US: Stop the 'Megaphone Diplomacy'

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. (Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

China's foreign minister told an Asia Society delegation Tuesday in Beijing that his country planned to end construction on an island in the South China Sea, but that the decision had nothing to do with recent criticism or pressure from the United States.

'Don't Take Asian Security for Granted,' Robert D. Kaplan Cautions on South China Sea Panel

Robert D. Kaplan (L) and Peter Dutton at Asia Society New York on November 12, 2014. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

On the heels of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic (APEC) Summit in Beijing, which brought together leaders of many of the countries involved in the South China Sea dispute, the Asia Society Policy Institute presented a panel of leading thinkers to examined the origins of the dispute and consider possible paths forward.

Book Excerpt: 'Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific' by Robert D. Kaplan

Current AffairsPolicy

In Beijing, U.S. foreign policy expert Robert D. Kaplan finds himself repeatedly returning to the idea of containment, "the wrong word that unfortunately harbors a great truth." Author appearance at Asia Society New York on November 12, 2014.

Pham Binh Minh: Vietnam to Balance US and China in the Asian Century

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Vietnam Pham Binh Minh at Asia Society New York on September 24, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The Asia-Pacific region has never seen "a greater risk for miscalculation" than in the South China Sea in recent months, said Vietnam's Foreign Minister in his Asia Society address.