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Who Is Rodrigo Duterte? Introducing The Philippines' Irreverent New President

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his first press conference since he claimed victory in the presidential election, at a restaurant in Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao on May 15, 2016. (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The 70-year-old former mayor of Davao City has raised eyebrows with his provocative remarks. But two experts at the U.S.-Philippines Society believe he's more pragmatic than he seems.

#TBT: In 2015, Asia 'Game Changers' Hit the Red Carpet

Asia Society's 2015
Current Affairs

In the year celebrating Asia Society's 60th anniversary, we periodically reach into the archives to find memories from the organization's history. This week: a video throwback to the second annual "Game Changer" Awards.

Clinton Policy Advisor: Trump a 'Dangerous Proposition' as Commander in Chief

Kevin Rudd in conversation with Jake Sullivan. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a wide-ranging foreign policy discussion at Asia Society, Jake Sullivan said it was "difficult to know" where the Republican frontrunner stands on key issues.

China's Cultural Revolution in Photos

Chinese youth with Red Guards study copies of Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of 10 years of severe political and social upheaval in China. These are scenes from around the country during that period.

Chinese Investment in U.S. Real Estate Poised to Grow Substantially, New Report Projects

A sold home in Pasadena, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In spite of a turbulent Chinese economy, Chinese real estate investors will likely continue to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into the U.S. economy over the next five years. 

Interview: 'Top Chef' Edward Lee on Why Lo-Mein is as American as Apple Pie

The chef Edward Lee in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (Dan Dry)
Current Affairs

The chef tells Asia Blog that "it is truly an exciting time to eat at Asian-inspired restaurants right now."

Where Hillary Clinton's China Policy Would Differ From President Obama's

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton makes introductory remarks before an address by Myanmar parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18, 2012 (Asia Society/Joshua Roberts)
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A look at the Democratic frontrunner's rhetoric reveals a more pointed approach to the Asian country, centered on respect for human rights.

China's One Child Policy Was 'The Stupidest Thing A Country Ever Could Have Done'

A mural in a village near Beijing stresses adherence to China's birth limits. (Eric Fish/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The demographer Dudley Poston says China's relaxation of birth limits will do little to alleviate the gamut of problems stemming from the long-standing policy.

How a Robust Media Has Transformed Afghanistan

Young Afghan children carry cow dung, to be used as fuel, as they walk on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Saad Mohseni describes how his country's spirited media scene has helped it recover from Taliban rule.

Interview: 'Fresh Off the Boat' Star Randall Park on Being an Asian-American in the Comedy World

Randall Park currently stars on the ABC television show 'Fresh Off the Boat.' (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"American comedy has had a rich history of lame Asian-American portrayals."