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Interview: How China's 'Super Consumers' Are Changing the World

Chinese shoppers walk through a small department store in a shopping district in central Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Veteran business leader Savio Chan explains how Chinese are spending more on themselves every year, altering not only their own economy but Western ones as well. Author talk at Asia Society Texas Center on February 18.

Photo of the Day: Blanketed in Mist in China

A picturesque forest is covered in the morning mist in Guangxi, China on February 1, 2015. (Vern Fong/Flickr)
Multimedia

A picturesque forest is covered in the morning mist in Guangxi, China on February 1, 2015. (Vern Fong/Flickr)

Photos: Expat Writer Documents Life in a Chinese Village Called Wasteland

The village of Wasteland, in northeastern China. (Michael Meyer)
Current Affairs

Photos by author Michael Meyer illustrate the transition from tradition to modernity that much of rural China is experiencing. Author talk at Asia Society New York on February 18.

Video: ChinaFile Editor Sees 'Cyber Sovereignty' as Another Brick in the Great Firewall

A netizen surfs the web at an Internet cafe in Yichang city, Hubei province. (Yi Chang—Imagine China/Zuma Press)
Current Affairs

Appearing on PBS NewsHour Weekend, Jonathan Landreth explains what's driving Beijing's severe new crackdown on access to the Internet.

Interview: Nick Lardy on the Politics of China's Economic Reform

(ChinaFotoPress/Stringer)
Current AffairsPolicy

Ahead of his appearances at three Asia Society roundtable discussions in February, economist Nicholas Lardy discusses Xi Jinping's economic restructuring program and the prospect of rejuvenating market-driven growth.

Video: Kevin Rudd on How the US and China Are Correcting Their Trust Deficit

Policy

The incoming Asia Society Policy Institute president said he believes U.S. and Chinese leaders have established “the beginnings of a framework” to manage difficult elements of the U.S.-China relationship while advancing shared interests.

In Images and Video, Visualizing China's Environmental Crisis

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

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.

Kevin Rudd: Amid Tensions, Asia Needs More Robust Regional Institutions

Former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd will speak on Asia's challenges at the World Economic Forum in Davos this Saturday. (Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

"Because the Asia-Pacific region looms as being the strategic cockpit of the 21st century, we need more robust institutions than those we have at present," said the incoming Asia Society Policy Institute president.

Photo of the Day: Spiraling Rice Terraces in China

Fog blankets the Honghe Hani rice terraces in Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China on January 16, 2015. (inkelv1122/Flickr)
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Fog blankets the Honghe Hani rice terraces in Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China on January 16, 2015. (inkelv1122/Flickr)

Interview: Anti-Trafficking Expert Explains How and Why Slavery Is Thriving in Asia

Children are pictured with candles during a protest against child slavery attended by Indian Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi on Nov. 22, 2014. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Matt Friedman explains how people across the world are forced into slavery, and how the fight against it is being lost. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong on January 22.