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Interview: Reporter Chronicles the 'Forgotten' Victims of India's Energy Development Drive

A woman complaining of muscle pains consistent with metal contamination waits in a hospital in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, India. (Redux/Bloomberg)
Current Affairs

2015 Osborn Elliott Prize winner Rakteem Katakey discusses energy reporting and the 'collateral damage' from India's development.

Interview: Bloomberg's Tom Lasseter on the 'Immense Value' of In-Depth Reporting on Asia

K. Shobha (left) and K. Krishna stand beside a portrait of their daughter, Kasarla Rishitha Reddy, who was among those killed in the Beas River flood. (Tom Lasseter/Bloomberg)
Current Affairs

Bloomberg News reporter and co-winner of the 2015 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia reflects on reporting from Iraq, Russia, China, and India.

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 Affairs

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.

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.

Video: Steven Chu Says Being a US Government Scientist Made Him 'the Jackie Robinson of Nerds'

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses China and clean energy with Orville Schell and Geoffrey Cowan in San Francisco on March 4, 2015. (Asia Society)
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Onstage in San Francisco, the former U.S. Secretary of Energy explains how, in certain respects, China utilizes clean energy better than the United States does.

In Images and Video, Visualizing China's Environmental Crisis

A screen grab from Jia Zhangke's recent short film 'Smog Journeys.'

In a chilling new short film, Chinese director Jia Zhangke illustrates the subtle effects of China's air pollution on everyday life. Here are five other attempts to visualize China’s dire environmental crisis.

Ten of the Biggest Stories from China in 2014

Runners in masks file past a soldier during the Beijing Marathon. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Approaching its second anniversary, ChinaFile looks back on its coverage of 2014, which was, "as ever, an eventful year for China." 

Paulson and Rudd: China's Economic Reform Is the 'Engine Room' for Xi's Political Vision

Henry Paulson (L) and Kevin Rudd (R) at Asia Society’s event in New York on September 11, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

In a wide-ranging discussion at Asia Society, Henry Paulson and Kevin Rudd discussed President Xi Jinping’s vision for China, the country's stance on climate change, its economic reform agenda, and more.

Video: Trash Talking, Literally, with China's Determined Documentarian Wang Jiuliang

Empty plastic bottles in China. (Carsten ten Brink/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Ahead of his August 20 Asia Society New York appearance, filmmaker Wang Jiuliang talks about his experience documenting landfills in Beijing and his upcoming documentary Plastic China.

Interview: Journalist's 'Indus Republic' Tells a 'Ghost Story' About a Diminished River

The Indus River near Kalabagh, Pakistan. (arsalank2/Flickr)
Current Affairs

"Water is increasingly becoming a battlefront within Pakistan," says Karachi-based Osborn Elliott Prize finalist Alizeh Kohari. "It seems we're always confronted with the prospect of a deluge or a desert here."