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Month: July 2012


The 5th Annual J. Matthew Szymanski Rule of Law Program was successfully concluded for this year. Six young legal professionals from China participated in the program from June 25-July 20, 2012. Since 2008, the J. Matthew Szymanski Rule of Law Program has hosted impressive young legal students and professionals from China, with the objective of strengthening the understanding and implementation

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US-Asia Institute held a discussion concerning the immense political change that has occurred in post-2005 Japan, following the resignation of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. During this time, the maturation of electoral reform, rapid Prime Ministerial leadership transition, and the emergence of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) have impacted Japanese politics to perhaps an unparalleled degree. The current DPJ

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In our final session of the China 101 Briefing Series for this year, we discussed China’s leadership transition process that will go forward this fall and its underlying dynamics. The speakers described the implications of the transition for China and U.S.-China relations. Speaker Dr. Cheng Li, Director of Research and Senior Fellow at the John L. Thornton China Center in

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2012 Rule of Law Reception marked US-Asia Institute’s most all-encompassing reception of the summer, with special guests from China and distinguished former members of Congress. The China-U.S. Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) and the China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC) partnered with the Association of Foreign Members of Congress to send five former House members to...

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In the fifth session of China 101 Briefing Series, two speakers discussed the current state of human rights and the impact of social change on the relations between United States and China. Speakers Dr. John Tai, AECOM Dr. Sophie Richardson, Human Rights Watch Moderator Dr. Thomas Lum, Congressional Research Service Details July 16, 2012 2:00-3:00PM Longworth House Office Building, 1539

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In the fourth session of China 101 Briefing Series, the speakers gave a presentation on the effects of China’s economic models on US-China relations. Participants were introduced to issues such as China’s incomplete transition to free market, imbalance of economic policies, and the role of government in private sector. Speakers Mr. Wayne Morrison, Congressional Research Service Mr. Henry Levine, Albright

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