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Four Questions for This Week's Trump-Xi Summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet American President Donald Trump in Florida on Thursday for a two-day summit. (Fabrice Coffini/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

What to look for as the Chinese and American presidents gather for an informal meeting in Florida.

How Chinese Girls Can Bring Down the Rural Patriarchy

Tien Ching poses with girls in the EGRC program. (Tien Ching)
Current Affairs

Tien Ching describes a dire situation for women in China's countryside and explains why many are becoming less accepting of unequal treatment. 

Why Hong Kong's Political Crisis Wasn't Inevitable

Protestors hold umbrellas during Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement. (Studio Incendo/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Richard Bush argues that the growing gulf between the Chinese government and Hong Kong democracy activists could have been avoided.

China: Refuge For Globalization or 'U-Turning' From Reform?

China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech on the opening day of the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017 in Davos. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

“Shockwaves” from populist movements in Europe and the United States are making China look more appealing to some sectors.

Muslim Marine Hits the Streets of America to Spread Positivity About His Faith

Mansoor Shams speaks with passersby. (Mansoor Shams)
Current Affairs

Mansoor Shams explains why he had to "come out of his cave" to engage with other Americans about Islam.

The Removal of South Korea's President

 South Korean man reads extra edition newspaper reporting impeached President Park Geun-hye on March 10, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A Seoul court has upheld the conviction of Park Geun-hye, auguring changes for the country — and the region.

Lost at Sea: Four Famous Shipwrecks Waiting To Be Discovered

Changsha ewers artifacts trapped in a coral concretion on the top of the wreck mound. Items from the Belitung shipwreck can be seen at Asia Society Museum's 'Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia' exhibition. (Michael Flecker)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

"Today, dozens of historically significant ships that sit in the vast depths around the world preserve rich tales of history."

NYT Correspondent: Substantive Political Change in China Unlikely Anytime Soon

Edward Wong speaks at Asia Society in New York on February 28, 2018. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Ed Wong discussed the country's "adaptive authoritarianism" in an event at Asia Society.

Rana Foroohar on How Finance's Growth Is Bad for Business

Rana Foroohar speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York. (Riccardo Savi/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In this interview, the Turkish-American journalist also tells Asia Blog what disturbs her about the Trump administration.

Former Taiwan President: Student Exchanges Could Be Key to Peace With China

Ma Ying-jeou (L) speaks with Jerome Cohen at Asia Society in New York on March 1, 2017. (Sasha Schell)
Current AffairsPolicy

Ma Ying-jeou says young people from mainland China and Taiwan should "get to know each other."