Keyword: bo xilai
The president's decision not to anoint a successor ends a brief period of orderly succession in the country.
Speaking on PBS Newshour, Orville Schell describes the case of disgraced official Bo Xilai as "sublimely embarrassing" to China's leadership.
If China doesn't reform its legal system, argues Carl Minzner, it "might resemble 19th-century Russia more than 20th-century South Korea or Taiwan."
China and the U.S. are now intertwined to such a point, says Jeffrey Wasserstrom, that nearly every news story about one place has some link to the other.
Bo Wang's "China Concerto," which made its U.S. debut at the Museum of Modern Art last week, takes a critical look at the culture of spectacle in contemporary China.
As the world bids 2012 adieu, we look back at some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.
Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom catches up with journalist Ian Johnson to discuss their favorite China-related books from 2012.