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Month: May 2013

22May

Many have identified legal reform as the number 1 factor in evaluating President Xi Jinping as an agent for change in China. With Xi Jinping several months into his presidency Dr. Wang Zhenmin examines what indications Xi Jinping’s administration have given as to their intentions in regard to legal reform, as well as what should be expected of the new leadership moving forward.

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16May
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The U.S.-China Working Group, in partnership with the US-Asia Institute, hosted the third annual China 101 Seminar Series this summer. The eight-session series featured experts on Capitol Hill to introduce and discuss critical aspects of contemporary China and their impacts on a complicated relationship with the U.S. All sessions included time for Q&A. To open the series this year we provided an introduction to China’s geography, demography, history, and the U.S.-China relationship today.

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13May

Panelists representing the private, public and international sectors discussed the vast economic and investment opportunities available in ASEAN – a region with high GDP growth, a rapidly growing middle class, and increasing inter-regional trade. The panelists highlighted the importance of focusing on economic over security issues, especially given that the current US recovery is largely driven by US exports and that the US share in ASEAN global trade has fallen from the top spot to the number four position.

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