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Edward Wong and Orville Schell on China After Mao

NEW YORK, February 28, 2017 — At the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations' 10 year anniversary gala, Edward Wong, former Beijing bureau chief for The New York Times, and Orville Schell, director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations, discuss the trajectory of China since Mao's death. (23 min., 41 sec.)

Read blog post: NYT Correspondent: Substantive Political Change in China Unlikely Anytime Soon

Economists Nicholas R. Lardy and Albert Keidel debate the possible consequences of a Chinese currency revaluation with Leo Abruzzese.
Writer Anchee Min discusses what led her to write Pearl of China, her novel imagining the life of Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck, with Center on US-China Relations Fellow Emily Parker.
Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank Jong-Wha Lee outlines what the year ahead should hold for Asian economies, as they continue to recover from the global slump.
Maria Blair, Henk-Jan Brinkman, and Gerald Nelson discuss the affect of climate change on the global food supply with Andrew Revkin.
NEW YORK, April 22, 2010 - Henk-Jan Brinkman, Senior Adviser for Economic Policy at World Food Programme, on how the "small shocks" of the food and financial crisis can adversely impact the health of children. (2 min., 49 sec.)
US General David Petraeus attributes real success in Afghanistan and Iraq to "a surge of ideas" that focuses on securing and serving the population.
General David Petraeus emphasizes the importance of educational exchanges as a tool for countering extremism.
Nicholas Platt tells Rachel DeWoskin about one of his most challenging missions in China: negotiating between Madame Mao and Eugene Ormandy, the Philadelphia Orchestra's imperious conductor.
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Basharat Peer tells Pankaj Mishra why the conflict in Kashmir should be a concern for the US and the rest of the world.

NEW YORK, April 14, 2010 - Ambassador Nicholas Platt shares his you-are-there footage of the American arrival in China, nearly 40 years ago. (5 min., 5 sec.)

NEW YORK, April 13, 2010 - Asia Society President Emeritus Ambassador Nicholas Platt recalls his experiences as a foreign service officer traveling with President Nixon on his historic trip to China in 1972. (1 hr., 15 min.)
Highlights from Nancy Tong and Sze Wei Ang's presentation at Asia Society Hong Kong on 150 years of Chinese American history.