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An Interview With an Asian American Trump Supporter

New Mexico delegate Dr. Lisa Shin gestures as she delivers a speech on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Lisa Shin, the daughter of South Korean immigrants, explains why President Trump's position on immigration appeals so much to her.

Songkran Festival 2017: Photos of Thailand's Annual Water-Splashing Celebration

Young people line up to splash water on each other during the Songkran festival on April 13, 2008, in Luang Prabang, Laos. (Chumsak Kanoknan/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The Thai celebrate the Songkran festival with a splash.

China's Unlikely Religious Revival

(Thom Thai/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Ian Johnson's new book provides an in-depth look at a country struggling to find its moral center.

State Bank of India Chief Recounts Being 'Pushed Off the Deep End' by Demonetization

Arundhati Bhattacharya speaks at Asia Society in Hong Kong. (Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent AffairsPolicy

Arundhati Bhattacharya discusses India's economic direction in 2017 and the implications of demonetization. 

Everything You Need To Know About the Xi-Trump Summit — From the Asia Society Family

U.S. President Donald Trump departs for his two-day summit meeting with Xi Jinping on Air Force One. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Read up on the key issues informing this week's gathering of the American and Chinese presidents.

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.