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Lung Yingtai: Culture Can Reveal 'Hidden Wounds' on Both Sides of Taiwan Strait

Writer and public intellectual Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's first-ever Minister of Culture, at Asia Society New York on August 22, 2012.
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Author and public intellectual Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture, argues for culture as a means of lessening tensions, and possibly healing wounds, on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Interview: For Hong Kong and China, Are 'Locusts' the New Anchor Babies?

Hong Kong protesters holding up signs that say
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Asia Society fellow Jeff Wasserstrom weighs in on recent public surge in anti-mainland Chinese sentiment in Hong Kong.

'You Must Say It Loudly' and Other Quotes from Taiwan's Lung Yingtai

Lung Yingtai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture.
Policy

Ahead of her sold-out appearance at Asia Society New York, six memorable quotes from Taiwan's Minister of Culture Lung Yingtai on public and private integrity, Taiwan's duty, and the "Shanghai man."

Vishakha Desai: 'Senseless' Sikh Temple Shooting Shows 'We Have a Long Way to Go'

People console each other at the command center near the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 6, 2012. Yesterday a gunman fired upon people at a service in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing at least six. (Darren Hauk/Getty Images)
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Asia Society President Vishakha Desai responds to the tragic Sunday morning shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Video: US Defense Official on 'Walking the Walk' and America's Pivot to Asia

United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter at Asia Society New York on August 1, 2012.
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United States Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter justifies America's "strategic rebalance" as essential for continued stability in the Asia Pacific region.

Why India Has Experienced the World's Largest Power Blackout

Indian women and children wait inside a darkened train carriage at a railway station in New Delhi on July 31, 2012. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/GettyImages)
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Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri explains how infrastructure issues and a lack of political will helped lead to a blackout that impacted half the population.

Experts: Mixed Reactions to Mixed Signals from North Korea's Leader and Its Media

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C), accompanied by a young woman later confirmed as his wife Ri Sol-Ju (L), enjoying a performance by the newly organized Moranbong band in Pyongyang on July 6, 2012. (KNS/AFP/GettyImages)
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North Korean media have officially dismissed rumors of any impending reforms in the country, but supreme leader Kim's actions suggest something different.

Rao: US-India Partnership Aids Both Countries and Global Peace

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) shakes hands with then-Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao (R) in New Delhi on July 18, 2011. Rao is now India's Ambassador to the United States. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a wide-ranging speech at Asia Society Washington Center, India's Ambassador to the United States calls the India-U.S. partnership "full of hope, promise and opportunities for the benefit our two peoples."

Vishakha Desai Op-Ed Discusses 'Mythical' Rise of Asian Americans in US

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai speaks at the Diversity Leadership Forum in New York in June 2012. (Suzanna Finley/Asia Society)
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Asia Society President Vishakha Desai's op-ed sheds light on the findings of a Pew study still reverberating in the press.

China's Propaganda Chief Leaves a Legacy of Control

British Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) meets with Chinese Politburo representative Ding Guan'gen at 10 Downing Street on September 6, 1999. Ding passed away on July 22. (Ian Waldie/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ding Guan’gen, a former Politburo member who featured prominently in the remaking of China’s propaganda system in the post-Mao era, passed away on July 22.