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Preserving — and Reinventing — New York’s Chinatown

Mei Lum at Wing on Wo & Co  (Teddy Wolff)
Current Affairs

With the restoration of her family's century-old shop, Mei Lum is showing that the neighborhood is more than just dim sum and fake handbags.

State Bank of India Chief Recounts Being 'Pushed Off the Deep End' by Demonetization

Arundhati Bhattacharya speaks at Asia Society in Hong Kong. (Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent AffairsPolicy

Arundhati Bhattacharya discusses India's economic direction in 2017 and the implications of demonetization. 

Rana Foroohar on How Finance's Growth Is Bad for Business

Rana Foroohar speaks at the 2016 Concordia Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York. (Riccardo Savi/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In this interview, the Turkish-American journalist also tells Asia Blog what disturbs her about the Trump administration.

Our Picks From Around Asia: Impeachment in South Korea, Politicizing Education in China, and Heavy Metal in Myanmar

Protesters gathered and occupy major streets in the city center for a rally against South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on December 10, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

Rex Tillerson: Nations Benefit Through Expanded Trade

The ExxonMobil Chairman Rex Tillerson was selected on Tuesday to be the next U.S. Secretary of State. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

President-elect Trump's selection for secretary of state endorsed free trade in an appearance at Asia Society in 2013.

CEO Lulu C. Wang: 'I Was Not Intimidated' by Male-Dominated Financial Field

CEO of Tupelo Capital Management LLC Lulu Chow Wang attends the 'AOL: Women In Business' New York screening at New York Stock Exchange on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

"There was nothing that could not be done because I was a girl or a woman. If I enjoyed something, I went for it."

The Deadly World of China's Fireworks Factories

Yuyang Liu/ChinaFile
BusinessCurrent Affairs

In the factories where 90 percent of the world's fireworks are made, female workers toil in dangerous conditions — and struggle to obtain compensation when things go awry.

Ajay Piramal: Five Lessons in the Life of 'India's Warren Buffett'

Ajay Piramal is one of India's wealthiest and most successful businessmen. (Richter Frank-Jurgen/Flickr)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

Humility, faith, and a willingness to make mistakes has turned Piramal into one of India's most successful business people.

Japan Is Leading the Global Trend Toward Simplicity

Stacks of colorful basics at Uniqlo. (Kiwi He/Flickr)
Arts

These brands are making the most of the "less is more" mindset — but not everyone is on board.

Dragons, Worms, and Why China's Slowdown Is 'No Reason to Panic'

Asian Development Bank Chief Economist Shang-Jin Wei speaks at Asia Society in New York on April 8, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Asian Development Bank's chief economist says China's growth slowdown is to be expected, but there are a few things it should do to increase productivity.