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    A year has passed since China installed a new president, Xi Jinping; he has moved forcefully in several areas but many challenges remain. How will the country move forward as its double-digit rate of economic growth slows? How does it plan to deal with international calls for political reform and cope with an aging and increasingly polarized population? How do China's leaders see the nation's future, including its strategic role in the region and beyond?

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    Join National Committee President Stephen Orlins as he interviews David M. Lampton, George and Sadie Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, as they discuss Lampton’s new book, Following the Leader:  Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping.  Dr. Lampton shares his insights on the Chinese leadership, the influence of Chinese leaders after their retirements, political reform in China, and other topics.  

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    Professor He Weifang, preeminent legal scholar on the rule of law and judicial independence at Beijing University, discusses the status of the rule of law in China and provides his insights into the challenging path of legal reform over the last three decades.  He points out the existing problems with the current Chinese legal system and recommends constructive measures to reform the system by loosening the Party’s control of the judiciary.  Despite the many obstacles he outlines, he remains

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    Economist Stephen Roach discusses his new book “Unbalanced” and U.S.-China economic codependency with President of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations Stephen Orlins on February 13, 2014 in New York.  Dr. Roach highlights the conflicts at the center of current economic tensions and the potential for greater cooperation.  Dr.

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    Former World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Justin Yifu Lin, Professor and Honorary Dean of the National School of Development, Peking University, discusses China’s economic structure and growth and outlines the expected dramatic reforms following the Third Plenum. Recorded January 6, 2014.

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    Join National Committee President Stephen Orlins as he interviews Dr. Stephen Roach on his new book, Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China.  They discuss tensions in the bilateral economic relationship and the potential for greater cooperation.  Dr. Roach is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and School of Management. He was formerly chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.  

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    Since the end of the Cold War, China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia, the way they both compete and cooperate with each other, and the way they conduct their relations in the new era, will play a big part in the evolution of the region as a whole.

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    On the third and last stop of her U.S. visit, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong was honored at a cultural symposium and luncheon at Carnegie Hall on November 22, co-hosted by the National Committee and the Chinese Consulate General in New York.

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    Interviewed by National Committee President Steve Orlins, Professors Cohen and Lewis discuss the findings of their new book, Challenge to China:  How Taiwan Abolished Its Version of Re-Education Through Labor.  Their work draws attention to an under-appreciated aspect of legal reforms in Taiwan and asks how Taiwan's experience might be relevant to its neighbor across the Taiwan Strait.  (Note that this interview was conducted before the announcement

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    The Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress took place from November 9 to 12, 2013,  in Beijing.  At the end of the conference, China unveiled its official reform blueprint for the coming years, including plans to give market competition a decisive role in the economy and to establish a new committee to oversee national security.  Hours after the close of the Plenum on November 12, the National Committee hosted an on-the-record teleconference with Professor Barry Naughton.  Moderated by NCUSC

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    David Sandalow, the Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, and former Assistant Secretary of Energy, discusses why the world’s energy future is being shaped in China.  The interview with National Committee Senior Consultant David Youtz explores China’s dramatic energy statistics, the importance of U.S.-China dialogue and cooperation, and the ripple effects of North America’s predicted “energy independence.”

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    Interviewed by National Committee President Steve Orlins, Damien Ma and William Adams discuss their new book, In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade.  China will soon have the world’s largest economy, but Ma and Adams argue that China’s economic growth will constrain it, not empower it, as they believe that China will continue to be shaped by scarcity as has been the case for much of its history. 

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    In “The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit from China’s Rise and Avoid Another Cold War,” Donald Gross challenges attempts to contain China and warns against protectionism. Instead, he calls for achieving a stable peace with China and negotiating free trade agreements that will bring greater American prosperity consistent with principles for good Sino-American relations advanced by presidents from Nixon onward. Mr.

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    Interviewed by National Committee Senior Director for Education Programs Margot Landman, Tobie Meyer-Fong discusses her new book, What Remains:  Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th Century China.  Meyer-Fong explores the human impact of the Taiping Rebellion, in which some 30 million people died, on those who remained after the fighting ended; how did individuals, families and communities grapple with fundamental questions of loyalty and loss as they struggled to rebuild s

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    Professor Alex Wang (UCLA) discusses how the Chinese Party-state has primarily used top-down bureaucratic targets, rather than laws and regulations, to pursue its environmental protection goals in the last few years.  This approach has motivated local bureaucrats to take action, but not always in ways intended or desired.

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