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September 24, 2012

International Organizations
The United Nations and the Future of Global Governance

Four experts contribute their thoughts about the role of the United Nations and the future of global governance in this Expert Roundup.

March 14, 2018

China
Xi Jinping stands before delegates at the closing session of the nineteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China. The Chinese Communist Party

The Chinese Communist Party faces a host of pressing domestic and international policy issues as it transitions to a new generation of leaders.

January 9, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
A coal-fired power plant is pictured near a construction site in Beijing, China, December 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee Green Giants? Sectoral Obstacles and Opportunities to Reduce Carbon Emissions in China and India

This guest post is co-authored by Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School at the University of Texas a…

March 5, 2012

China
A portrait of Chinese national folk-hero, Lei Feng looks out over a busy intersection in a central Beijing shopping district in June of 1998. China’s March Madness—Not Jeremy Lin but Lei Feng

In late February, New York-based Global Times writer Rong Xiaoqing published a piece on Jeremy Lin and the “Hunger for Heroes in the U.S.” In her piece, Rong argues that the United States—and democra…

March 3, 2017

China
JY-Lee-court Samsung Scandal, Islamic State and China, Philippine HIV, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Samsung heir indicted on corruption charges. Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of Samsung Group, w…

March 22, 2018

China
Play President Xi Jinping Unrivaled Power: The Lifting of China’s Presidential Term Limits

Speakers discuss the proposed amendment to China’s constitution to eliminate presidential term limits, allowing President Xi Jinping to remain in power indefinitely, and the implications for China’s …

June 3, 2016

China
China Soil Pollution Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of June 3, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Theresa Lou, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. China releases ambitious plan to clean up polluted soil. In 2014, the …

June 10, 2016

China
Vietnam-fish-protests Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of June 10, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Theresa Lou, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Poisoned Vietnamese fish fuel popular discontent. A massive die-off of…

April 13, 2016

United States
China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei asks journalists for questions during a news conference in Beijing July 7, 2011. Hong largely avoided commenting on U.S. claims that online censorship is a barrier to trade. (David Gray/Reuters) Banging Your Head Against A Wall: China Shrugs at U.S. Criticism of Censorship

Lincoln Davidson is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last week, the U.S. government claimed that the Chinese government’s Internet censorship system, colloq…

March 4, 2016

China
Harry-harris-Abe Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of March 4, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. U.S. admiral proposes reviving naval coalition with Australia, India, and Japan. On Wednesday, Admiral…