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Wendy Cutler: Why Free Trade Standards in Asia Are Rising

ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler (L) and ASPI President Kevin Rudd discuss free trade and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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The Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President, who recently served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, spoke about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership is catalyzing trade liberalization across Asia during an event in New York.

#TBT: In 1971, High Schoolers Entranced by Indonesian Batik-making

High school students touring Asia Society's galleries in New York in 1971 absorb the art of Indonesian batik-making. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when high school students toured Asia Society's galleries in the early 70s.

Photos: Diwali, India's 'Festival of Lights'

Indian schoolgirls share a light moment as they play with sparklers at a function in Amritsar on October 16, 2009, on the eve of the Diwali festival. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
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A look at the preparations and celebrations associated with the sacred Hindu holiday.

Daniel Russel: U.S. Won't 'Just Agree to Disagree' in Disputes with China

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel speaks at Asia Society in New York on November 4, 2015. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Assistant U.S. Secretary of State says the Obama administration has put "a floor" under the U.S.-China relationship to avert crisis, but it will continue to press on contentious issues and reject the idea of "Chinese exceptionalism."

Jen Shyu's Eclectic Brilliance

Jen Shyu in performance. (Tom Shea/TBS Photography)

The talented musician, performing soon at Asia Society Texas, discusses her unique musical sensibility with Asia Blog.

Photos: The 'Sheer Spectacle' of Kumbh Mela, the World's Largest Human Gathering

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Harvard Professors Tarun Khanna and Rahul Mehrotra discuss their university's multidisciplinary research on the makeshift "mega-city" that springs up to host 100 million people during India's largest Hindu fair.

The China Model: Meritocracy or 'Red Empire'?

Members of China's incoming Politburo Standing Committee, led by Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping, greet the media at the Great Hall of the People on November 15, 2012 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Political theorist Daniel Bell envisions an ideal meritocratic "China model" that doesn't elect top leaders democratically. Can it happen?

Manny Pacquiao on His Fight for the People: 'In the Philippines, Politics Is Like Boxing'

Manny Pacquiao talks to the press at Asia Society in New York on the eve of accepting Asia Society's Asia Game Changer of the Year award on Monday, October 12, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

On the eve of his award for Asia Game Changer of the Year, the Philippine champion boxer and politician stopped by Asia Society to talk philanthropy and his prospects in the ring and in politics.

How to Educate Students for Citizenship in a Global Era

Sarah Brown delivers opening remarks at 'Educating for Citizenship in a Global World' on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. (Elsa M. Ruiz/Asia Society)
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World education leaders discussed the way forward following last week's announcement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly.

New Yorker Calls Philippine Gold 'Fantastic'

Work No. 2015.02.02.81 Earrings with 12 floriated spangles (kayong kayong)  Attributed to Bohol Gold  4 7/8 in. (12.45 cm) length; 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm) length  11.8 grams; 11.9 grams Ayala Museum Collection 71.4042ab

The magazine praises Asia Society's new exhibition, on display in New York through January 3.