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Sequestering America's Pacific Century

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) discusses sequestration as (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) listen on February 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Asia Society Washington, D.C., Director Matt Stumpf says change is rapid in Asia, and it won’t wait for American politicians who can't make spending decisions.

Interview: Bo Wang's 'China Concerto' Turns Camera on Bo Xilai's 'Red' Chongqing

A still from Bo Wang's documentary

Bo Wang's film essay China Concerto, which made its U.S. debut at the Museum of Modern Art last week, takes a critical look at the culture of spectacle in contemporary China.

Video: Violinist Jason Yang Uses Talent to Build Hype for 'Game of Thrones'

Jason Yang and fellow musicians perform the theme to HBO's

Taiwanese-American electric violinist Jason Yang, who performed on The Colbert Report last week with street dancer Lil Buck, also performed the Game of Thrones theme song for an HBO event.

South Korea's New President Promises Era of 'Trustpolitik'

Park Geun-Hye, South Korea's president, salutes during her inauguration ceremony in the National Assembly on February 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Park Jin-Hee/Getty Images)

The first female president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, took the oath of office today during a time of opportunities and critical challenges for South Korea.

Video: Lil Buck Dances From Memphis to China to Stephen Colbert


Watch a variety of videos featuring Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, who traveled to China in 2011 with Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and recently appeared on The Colbert Report.

'Amazing' Interactive Map Shows China is Only One Part of Apple Supply Chain


Produced by Asia Society's ChinaFile website, the map allows readers to view the global scope of Apple's suppliers in "a more tangible, real way."

Book Excerpt: 'China Goes Global' by David Shambaugh

David Shambaugh, author of

In an excerpt from his new book, a veteran China-watcher describes what it was like to witness Beijing's unfettered display of military might on China's National Day in 2009. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on February 27.

Video: Yao Ming Talks Hoops, Animals and Wine in Texas

Yao Ming during his interview at Asia Society Texas Center on February 12. (Douglas Bolduc/Asia Society)

Former Houston Rocket (and budding vigneron) Yao Ming makes his first visit to Asia Society Texas Center since attending the groundbreaking in 2008.

Chinese Netizens Liked Seeing Partisanship at State of the Union


President Obama mentioned China twice during his State of the Union address, but Chinese microbloggers were more interested in partisan disagreement and North Korea.

With Latest Nuclear Test, North Korea Chooses Guns Over Google

A North Korean soldier reacts as he patrols along the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, after the country conducted its third nuclear test on February 12, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Kim Jong Un's most recent provocation perpetuates North Korea's policy of favoring a military-first policy over the needs of its people.