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May 26, 2021

Global Governance
The State of Global Governance in the Era of COVID-19: A Conversation With Richard Haass and the Council of Councils

Richard N. Haass, Chen Dongxiao, and Nathalie Tocci discuss the mounting challenges to global governance and their implications for international cooperation, including rising climate concerns, econo…

Play Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Delhi

September 30, 2016

Economics
A Conversation with Martha Chen

Martha Chen addressed the overrepresentation of women in the informal economy and the challenges they face – including low earnings and lack of social protections, which reinforce the cycle of povert…

Podcast Martha Chen Roundtable - Informal Economy - RTX1QJYH .jpg

February 22, 2017

China
China’s Chen Guangcheng

I had the good fortune this morning to see Chen Guangcheng speak here at the Council on Foreign Relations (and you can watch it here too). Over the course of the hour he answered questions ranging fr…

China’s Chen Guangchen - LAM

April 9, 2020

Taiwan
Why Does the WHO Exclude Taiwan?

The world could learn from Taiwan’s success in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, yet it doesn’t have a seat at the World Health Organization.

April 21, 2020

COVID-19
Singapore: The Limits of a National Response

The recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Singapore shows that there are limits to what national responses to a global pandemic can achieve. 

Migrant workers look out from their balconies at Punggol S-11 dormitory, during the coronavirus outbreak in Singapore on April 6, 2020.

May 31, 2012

Human Rights
What's Next for Chen Guangcheng?

Activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng discusses his personal journey, human rights, and the rule of law in China.

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February 22, 2017

United States
Congress Should Investigate the Case of Mr. Chen

It is difficult to draw final conclusions about the case of Chen Guancheng. He is unable to speak freely, and U.S. officials probably are as well, for a different reason: they have a variety of motiv…

September 3, 2021

Global
Eight More Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: non-English language films from around the world. 

Three movie posters in black frames: Das Boot (man in naval cap behind a submarine); Osama (child in front of veiled women); The French Minister (man sitting on his desk in an office)

May 31, 2012

China
China’s Real Soft Power: Chen Guangcheng

Politicians and pundits in Washington have it all wrong. Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is not going to be a political football in U.S. election-year politics or a poster boy for one side of a dome…

Chen Guangcheng speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations headquarters in New York City on May 31, 2012 (Don Pollard / Council on Foreign Relations).

May 2, 2012

China
A Home Run for Chen Guangcheng, the United States, and China Too…Maybe

It is still too early to call the outcome of the Chen Guangcheng case a home run, but for now Chen has at least made it to first base. Last week the Chinese activist—a blind, self-taught lawyer known…

A supporter of Chen Guangcheng holds up a piece of paper reading, "Freedom, Guangcheng, Democracy, China", as he is being taken away by police officers at Chaoyang Hospital in Beijing, where blind activist Chen Guangcheng was reported to be staying on May 2, 2012.