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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.

Watch: 'Deeply, Deeply' Patriotic Song Featuring China's President Debuts During New Year Gala

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on January 30, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Fred Dufour/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"Give My Heart to You," broadcast to some 700 million viewers on Wednesday, was set to a montage of triumphant imagery of President Xi Jinping.

Video: US and China Need 'Common Narrative' for Relationship, Says Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd (L) and Charlie Rose in conversation at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

Asia Society Policy Institute's Kevin Rudd shared this view, and many more observations about China and its place in the world, in a conversation with veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose at Asia Society in New York on February 17, 2015.

Watch: Five of Charlie Rose's Top Interviews on Asia

Television journalist Charlie Rose holds the Peabody Award he won for his
Current Affairs

Ahead of the veteran TV journalist's February 17 Asia Society conversation with Kevin Rudd on Asia's future, Asia Blog compiles some of his most memorable interviews with major Asian figures.

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)