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November 2, 2016

China
A Conversation With Ai Weiwei

Famous Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei discusses art, politics, human rights, and China's future.

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April 11, 2011

China
Note to China: Why Ai Weiwei Matters to the Rest of the World

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei throws porcelain sunflower seeds into the air as he poses for a photograph with his installation entitled 'Sunflower Seeds', at its unveiling at the Tate Modern galle…

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei throws porcelain sunflower seeds into the air as he poses for a photograph with his installation entitled ’Sunflower Seeds’, at its unveiling at the Tate Modern gallery, in London on October 11, 2010.

May 31, 2017

China
What Would Trump Do if There Were Another Tiananmen Incident?

Margaret K. Lewis is a professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law and a Fulbright research fellow at National Taiwan University School of Law. As the world reflects on this week’s ann…

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May 9, 2018

Religion
The Immigration Debate

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Camille J. Mackler, and Shannon K. O'Neil, with Julia Preston moderating, discuss the immigration debate, as part of the 2018 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

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June 17, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of June 17, 2016

Lincoln Davidson, Bochen Han, Theresa Lou, Gabriella Meltzer, Ayumi Teraoka, and James West look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Prominent Chinese lawyer facing possibility of lifetime impri…

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October 20, 2015

China
In for a Yuan, in for a Pound: Is the United Kingdom Making a Bad Bet on China?

What exactly is the objection to UK Chancellor George Osborne’s desire for the United Kingdom to be Beijing’s “best partner in the West” and to have a “relationship that is second to none”? After all…

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September 25, 2015

China
The Xi-Obama Summit: The Four Takeaways and Taglines

How should we think about the summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama? In case there is any confusion, here are my four takeaways and taglines from Barack and Xi’s…

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June 12, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of June 12, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. China’s ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang to s…

Zhou Yongkang, China's former domestic security chief, stands between his police escorts as he listens to his sentence in a court in Tianjin, China, in this still image taken from video provided by China Central Television and shot on June 11, 2015. According to CCTV, Zhou was sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday, deprived of his political rights for life and his personal assets confiscated, for accepting bribes, abusing power and deliberately disclosing state secrets, the Tianjin Municipal No. 1 Int

March 22, 2012

China
China’s Twitter War

Over the last week, supporters of Tibet, and the merely curious, have seen information warfare up close. On Twitter, several hundred bots (automated programs that generate content) flooded discussion…

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December 29, 2011

China
The Top Ten Events that Shook Asia in 2011

The body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il lies in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang. (KCNA/Courtesy Reuters) If there were one word to describe Asia in 2011, it would likely be tr…

 The body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il lies in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang.