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June 22, 2017

China
Democracy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has certain political and economic freedoms based on China’s “one country, two systems” principle, but the city’s political evolution is challenging its relationship with the mainland.

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February 1, 2017

Privacy
China’s Big Data Push Runs Into Orwell and Red Tape

Lorand Laskai is a research associate in Asia studies program at the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow him @lorandlaskai.  Like most policymakers around the world, the leadership of the C…

June 2, 2014

China
Tiananmen's Legacy of State-Sponsored Amnesia

Louisa Lim of NPR and Xiao Qiang of the University of California, Berkeley, join Asia Society's Orville Schell to discuss the Tiananmen Square protests and their aftermath from the Chinese perspectiv…

June 2, 2014

China
25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Session One: The U.S. PerspectiveThis session will provide insight on the U.S. perspective and response to the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago.Bren…

August 15, 2014

Russia
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of August 15, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Andrew Hill, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Pope Francis draws thousands on his first trip to Asia. Pope Fra…

A woman holds a picture of Pope Francis while waiting for his arrival for the Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup stadium in Daejeon August 15, 2014. Pope Francis on Friday commemorated the more than 300 people killed in a ferry disaster in April, and called on South Koreans, among Asia's richest people, to beware of the spiritual "cancer" that often accompanies affluent societies. REUTERS/Lee Jin-man/Pool (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)

June 2, 2014

China
In the U.S. Response to Tiananmen, a Delicate Balance Between Geopolitics and Human Rights

On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, Brent Scowcroft of the Scowcroft Group and Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times join CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss the events from t…

September 20, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Benghazi, Syria, and China’s Aid

Art Swift, “For First Time, American’s Views of Russia Turn Negative,” Gallup, September 18, 2013. (3PA: More Americans, 74%, have an unfavorable view of Congress: http://bit.ly/18dXgS1.) Adm…

Attack on U.S. Consulate in Benghazi

April 29, 2011

China
China’s Political Reformers Strike Back

Locals read Chinese newspapers displayed on a public notice board in central Beijing. (David Gray/Courtesy Reuters) Over the past year, the world has watched with growing dismay as China’s leaders h…

Locals read Chinese newspapers displayed on a public notice board in central Beijing.

May 12, 2008

Capital Flows
Sovereign Economic Development Funds ….

Sovereign funds argue that they are only interested in financial returns. And to be sure, they do care about financial returns. Losing money generally isn’t good for a sovereign fund’s long-term h…

April 29, 2008

Emerging Markets
Borders still matter; “the world isn’t as flat as it used to be”

On Monday, Bob Davis of the Wall Street Journal argued that the world isn’t flat, or at least it “isn’t as flat as it used to be.” National borders matter more. Barriers to the free flow of go…