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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."

How Learning Chinese Helped Chad Lewis Succeed in the NFL

Chad Lewis poses with a group of middle school students in China. (Chad Lewis)
Current AffairsEducation

Three-time NFL pro-bowler describes how he learned Chinese and how the experience boosted his career as a professional athlete.

Explainer: What's Happening to Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

Rohingya refugees run to the crew of the Nautical Aliya as they provide relief supplies at the Balu Khali Rohingya refugee camp on February 15, 2017 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society Policy Institute Executive Director Debra Eisenman describes the events that led to unprecedented violence toward Myanmar's "stateless" Muslim minority.

Video: The 'Trilemma' of Shifting Taiwanese Identity

Taiwanese people wave the national flag during a gathering on the square by the Presidential Office in Taipei to celebrate the island's National Day in 2005. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty)
Current AffairsPolicy

Author Syaru Shirley Lin discusses the consolidation of Taiwanese identity and its implications for relations between Taiwan, China, and the United States.

Photos: The People in Asia Who Don't Love Valentine's Day

Pakistani men protest against Valentine's Day celebrations in Karachi on February 12, 2017.
Current Affairs

While the holiday has become hugely popular across Asia, some associate it with cultural or religious imperialism. 

The Sectors 'Ripe for Investment' in India

Mini Roy (L) and Rishi Chugh discuss investment in India at Asia Society in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

Business experts discuss the economic and political trends affecting foreign investment in India.

Video: Orville Schell on Six 'Crisis Issues' Defining U.S.-China Relations

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Current AffairsPolicy

The six most urgent recommendations a high-level task force has given to the Trump administration for working with China.

Why the U.S. Can't Solve the North Korea Crisis Without China's Help

South Koreans watch TV news reporting the North Korea's nuclear test at the Seoul Railway Station. (Woohae Cho/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

An interview with James Steinberg, former deputy secretary of state under President Obama.

Task Force Gives Recommendations for a U.S.-China Relationship at 'a Crossroads'

Orville Schell (L) and Susan Shirk speak at the launch of the new report
Current AffairsPolicy

Prominent China specialists lay out the challenge the U.S. faces in its relationship with China, and how to address them.

The Lives of Sex Workers in Modern China

Women hide their faces as police raid an entertainment venue in Beijing, China suspected of offering prostitution services. (China Photos/Getty)
Current Affairs

Author Zhang Lijia discusses the women who inspired her novel about China's massive sex industry.