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Flourishing Shadow Banking Poses Risks to China and India's Stability

Regulators fear that the amount of money put in private banking in China is creating systemic risks. (omefrans/Flickr)
Business

Asia Society Associate Fellow Sheridan Prasso explains how off-the-books private lending is creating systemic risks in these two growing economies.

Summers: 'Disastrous' Fiscal Cliff Scenario Threatens U.S. Prestige, Security Worldwide

Lawrence H. Summers onstage at Asia Society New York on December 5, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Business

Former Harvard President and U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers sizes up the chances for a deal in Washington — and also gives his version of the events depicted in The Social Network.

Chinese Movie Mogul Promises New Party Leaders Will Open Market to Hollywood

(L to R) Han Sanping, Chairman, China Film Group; Peter Shiao, CEO, Orb Media Group; Lewis Coleman, President, Chief Financial Officer, DreamWorks. (Molly Ann/Asia Society)
Business

Jonathan Landreth reports from a rare public exchange between Lewis Coleman, president and chief financial officer of DreamWorks, and Han Sanping, president of the China Film Group, the nation’s monopoly film importer.

Ahead of Film Summit, Here's Everything You Need to Know About China's Movie Industry

Ben Kingsley stars as The Mandarin in 'Iron Man 3,' a Hollywood-China
Business

ChinaFile Managing Editor Jonathan Landreth reports from Los Angeles on the eve of the U.S.-China Film Summit, an annual event now more important than ever.

Book Excerpt: How You Can Tap China and India's $10 Trillion Consumer Markets

Business

Boston Consulting Group experts explain why consumer markets in China and India are poised for huge growth as the nations' citizens continue to amass — and learn how to spend — their increasing wealth.

Forbes Names Asia Society Co-Chair Ronnie Chan 'Hero of Philanthropy'

Asia Society Co-Chairs Henrietta Fore (L) and Ronnie Chan (R) at the opening of Asia Society's Hong Kong Center on February 9, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Business

Chan was chosen in part for driving fundraising for Asia Society's "gleaming new building in Hong Kong," and donating $1.3 million from his own wallet.

Study: Most Asian Americans Don't Feel 'Sense of Belonging' in US Corporate Culture

A new Asia Society fills a critical information gap relating to the growth, development and advancement of Asian Pacific American employees. (2012 APA Corporate Report)
Business

A new Asia Society study finds that Asian Pacific American employees are loyal to their companies, but the majority don't feel part of the corporate culture.

Video: China Takes Off — and James Fallows Goes Along for the Ride

James Fallows speaking at Asia Society New York on May 22, 2012.
Business

Atlantic correspondent James Fallows sees China's rapidly growing aerospace industry as a metaphor for the tension between its progressive growth and its suppression of innovation.

Book Excerpt: 'China Airborne' by James Fallows

Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows, author of
Business

In his latest book, veteran journalist James Fallows goes along for the ride in China's new "Wild West" of private aviation.

Frank Lavin: How to Succeed in (Asian) Business if You're Really Trying [Video]

Frank Lavin at Asia Society New York on April 10, 2012.
Business

A former U.S. Department of Commerce official offers pointers for any business hoping to scale up and export to new markets, particularly Asia.