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Video: Kevin Rudd and Charlie Rose Discuss Whether China Can Dodge the 'Middle-Income Trap'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd (L) speaks with veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2015. (Asia Society/Ellen Wallop)
Current AffairsPolicy

Speaking on “Charlie Rose,” the President of the Asia Society Policy Institute described the tough choice that China’s leaders must make about shrinking the state-owned enterprise sector.

New Report Posits California-China 'Vital Partnership' as a Model for Climate Engagement

A man wears a mask as he waits to cross the road near the CCTV building in Beijing during heavy smog on November 29, 2014. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current AffairsSustainability

The world's largest carbon emitter has been teaming up with America's most progressive state on climate change policies. Report launch at Asia Society Northern California on March 4, 2015.

Video: Margaret Ng Says Taiwan Sees Hong Kong as a 'Cautionary Tale'

Margaret Ng discusses Hong Kong democracy at an event hosted by ChinaFile, the online magazine of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, on February 24, 2015. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The lawyer, journalist, and former Hong Kong politician argues that Hong Kong’s fight for universal suffrage is a fight for the future of all China’s people. 

Photo of the Day: Floating City in China

A small, nostalgic town resides along a mirror-like river in Suzhou, China on February 19, 2015. (Vlad Meytin/Flickr)

A small, nostalgic town resides along a mirror-like river in Suzhou, China on February 19, 2015. (Vlad Meytin/Flickr)

Video: 'At the End of the Day, China Has North Korea's Back'

L to R: Barbara Demick, Hitoshi Tanaka, Evans J.R. Revere, and Victor Cha discuss security in Northeast Asia (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Panelists with expertise on Northeast Asia discuss relationships in the region and what security threats have arisen from North Korea and other issues.

Interview: Barbara Demick Says No Need to Exaggerate North Korea Stories, 'Truth is Bad Enough'

Barbara Demick in Beijing, where she was formerly Los Angeles Times bureau chief. (Barbara Demick)
Current Affairs

Ahead of her February 25 appearance at Asia Society New York, the veteran journalist who reported from South Korea and China discusses potential conflict in the region, North Korean defectors, and the media atmosphere in China. 

Interview: Nicholas Kristof Sees 'Slacktivism' as 'Gateway Drug to Greater Engagement'

Nicholas Kristof speaks onstage during the 'Independent Lens: A Path Appears' panel discussion at the PBS Network on January 20, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Ahead of his February 26 Asia Society talk, the New York Times columnist discusses efficient humanitarianism, harassment of journalists in China, and viral activism.

Video: Author Documents How Rural China Evolves, and Villagers Struggle to Adjust

One of the villagers in Wasteland, China who has adjusted to the town's modernization with mixed feelings. (Michael Meyer)
Current Affairs

Author Michael Meyer describes how the encroachment of big agribusiness in Chinese farming villages is being welcomed by some and shunned by others.

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

ASPI President Kevin Rudd and
Current AffairsPolicySustainability

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.”

Here's How Families in Three Asian Countries Welcome the Lunar New Year

People release sky lanterns in Pinghsi, a township in Taiwan's northern Taipei County, to celebrate the annual Lantern Festival on Feb. 28, 2010. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsFood & Recipes

Happy Lunar New Year from Asia Society! As hundreds of millions travel home to celebrate with their families, here's a look at the legends, customs, and foods that mark the holiday in China, Korea, and Vietnam.