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Category: Current Affairs

Weekly Rewind: A Marathon in Pyongyang, A Gem-Encrusted Wedding in Brunei, and the World's Biggest Water Fight

Thai locals and foreigners take part in a city-wide water fight on April 15, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Interview: Nobel Laureate 'Scared' for Humanity as Earth's Climate Shifts

Professor Brian Schmidt, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. (TEDxSydney 2012/Enzo Amato)
Current AffairsSustainability

Astrophysicist Brian Schmidt, who appears on an Asia Society Hong Kong panel on April 22, says he's not sure if humanity has the discipline to confront climate change.

Video: Henry Paulson Discusses 'Certainty' of Financial Crisis in China and How to Manage it

Henry Paulson speaks at Asia Society New York.
Current AffairsPolicy

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary discusses how China should make its economy more open to competition in order to mitigate financial excesses.

Photos: The Mysterious Chinese Monkey That's 'as Endangered as the Panda'

A small family of snub-nosed monkeys. (Xi Zhinong)
Current Affairs

A new documentary focuses on a rare species of snub-nosed monkey from the secluded mountain forests of Southern China that until recently was barely known to the outside world.

Weekly Rewind: The First Indian-Origin NBA Hoopster, China's Robot Workforce, and Mongolia's Eco-City

Sim Bhullar, #32 of the Sacramento Kings, is the first NBA player of Indian descent. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

#TBT: The Dalai Lama Drops By in 1979

The Dalai Lama meets Asia Society President Phillip Talbot in 1979. (Nancy Crampton)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: The Dalai Lama's 1979 visit.

Video: Former Defense Official Says Beware of Hawks Entering US-China Policy Debate

Michael Pillsbury speaks at Asia Society New York on April 7, 2014.
Current AffairsPolicy

Michael Pillsbury argues that China is beginning to challenge the American “hegemony” and its interests in Asia.

Video: Henry Paulson on What China's Economic Reforms Mean for Foreign Companies

Henry Paulson speaks at Asia Society New York on Sept. 11, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz)
Current AffairsPolicy

Henry M. Paulson, Jr. has worked extensively with Chinese leaders, first as CEO of Goldman Sachs, then as U.S. Treasury Secretary. Ahead of his talk at Asia Society New York on April 13, hear his take on what's necessary for real economic reform in China.

Interview: Masked Chinese Activists 'Show Solidarity' with Detained Feminists

A group of masked feminists commemorates the five activists who remain detained in China.
Current Affairs

As five feminists sit in prison for planning quirky demonstrations, a group of supporters have been donning masks of their faces every day in a gesture of support.

Weekly Rewind: A Stolen iPhone 'Bromance,' the Sea Women of South Korea, and Dhaka's Transgender Crime Fighter

Buzzfeed writer Matt Stopera (right) with
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best writing and multimedia on Asia from the past seven days that you may have missed.