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Video: China's Vice Finance Minister Says Government 'Must Take Action' to Control Market Panic

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ASPI President Kevin Rudd, guest-hosting “Amanpour” on CNN International, discussed China's stock market and economy with Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao and climate change with Lord Nicholas Stern and Christiana Figueres.

Interview: Why It's Hard to 'Change Mindsets' on Environmental Protection Among India's Elites

Dr. Rashneh Pardiwala. (Alexis Agliano Sanborn/Asia Society)

Dr. Rashneh Pardiwala discusses how she's helping push environmental research and education amid India's dire need for a sustainable mindset.

Multimedia: How Would Rising Sea Levels Transform China's Coastal Cities?

Rising sea levels could dramatically alter the Pearl River Delta, where more than 30 million people live.
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Cartographer Jeffrey Linn's maps show what China's coastal cities may look like in the future if the world's sea levels continue to rise.

Kevin Rudd: U.S., China, and India Must Lead Together for a Climate Deal in Paris

A Haussmannian-style building next to the Eiffel tower in Paris. (Bertrand Guay/Getty Images)
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“The United Nations conference in Paris this December is the next opportunity for leaders of the world’s biggest economies to show real leadership” on climate change, writes the Asia Society Policy Institute President in the New York Times.

Video: Kevin Rudd on India's 'Encouraging' Stance on Climate Change

ASPI President Kevin Rudd and
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Interviewed in Delhi, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd said, “What is very encouraging … is the language which we saw emerge from Prime Minister Modi, during President Obama’s visit, about India wanting to see a global agreement in Paris.”

Interview: Philippines Social Entrepreneur Illac Diaz Listens to, and Learns from, Local Talent

Filipino children holding the lamp designed and circulated by Illac Diaz's Liter of Light Foundation. (Liter of Light)

"There are solutions that can be done now, by combining what two human hands can do, multiplied by millions of those willing to help," the Liter of Light founder tells Asia Society. In-person appearance at Asia Society Northern California December 10.

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

Empty plastic bottles in China. (Carsten ten Brink/Flickr)
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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: What Costs Will Fracking Bring to China?

(James West)
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Fracking has some potential to offset China's dependence on coal, but already-burdened local communities will still bear the brunt of resulting costs. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, June 11.

In Manila, Experts in Disaster Recovery Explain How to 'Build Back Better'

L to R: Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski, Sir Robert Parker, Secretary Panfilo Lacson, and Dr. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto at the second annual PCSI Forum in Manila on March 11, 2014. (Asia Society)
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Asia Society's second annual Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative conference convenes a disaster response master class, whose speakers have dealt with typhoons, tsunamis, and earthquakes.

Why Tokyo's Two Towers Embody Shift 'From Modern to Postmodern'

The Tokyo Sky Tree (R), Genmori-bashi and a Tobu 6050 series train in October 2011. The Tokyo Sky Tree opened in May 2012. (ykanazawa1999/Flickr)

The self-consciously futuristic Tokyo Tower is now an icon of the past, whereas the newer Tokyo Sky Tree's traditionalism unmistakably fits into a 21st-century aesthetic.