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Ai Weiwei: Meaningful Architecture Is 'Very Dangerous' To China's Leadership

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ArtsCurrent Affairs

“The discussion does not benefit who is going to be profited. So authorities doesn’t like this kind of discussion — any discussion related to aesthetics.” 

Contemplating 'Eternal Happiness,' 'Justice and Equality' in Modern China

Rob Schmitz is the author of 'Street of Eternal Happiness' a book that profiles different residents on one Shanghai street. (Julian de Hauteclocque Howe)
Current Affairs

Author Rob Schmitz discusses his new book 'Street of Eternal Happiness.'

Chinese Activist Describes How International Feminists Can Help in China

Chinese feminist Li Maizi leads a protest against domestic violence. (Li Maizi)
Current Affairs

Though NGO and charity laws are tightening in China, there are still ways feminists and LGBT activists can help each other across borders, says feminist Li Maizi.

How U.S.-China Cooperation Spurred Global Momentum on Climate Change

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting ahead of the opening of the UN conference on climate change COP21 on November 30, 2015. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The Sino-American partnership on climate change benefits more than just the two countries.

Li Maizi of China's 'Feminist Five' Speaks Out About Detention

Chinese feminist activist Li Maizi. (Li Maizi)
Current Affairs

In 2015, five Chinese feminists were arrested and detained for 37 days for planning an anti-sexual harassment campaign. In this video, one of those five shares her story.

Surveys Found Majority of Chinese Actually Supported South China Sea Arbitration

U.S. Marines amphibious assault vehicles speed past a landing ship during an amphibious landing exercise on April 21, 2015 as part of annual Philippine-U.S. joint maneuvers some 137 miles east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea — an area contested by China and the Philippines. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

China's government has rejected and condemned international arbitration of its maritime disputes — so why do polls suggest that the Chinese population recently felt differently?

Marco Polo's Leonard Wu: TV Streaming Sites Are Good for Diversity

Diana Ragland
Current Affairs

The star of Netflix's Marco Polo says that Asian-Americans are beginning to "hold Hollywood accountable" in casting decisions.

After the Ruling — What's Next in the South China Sea?

Vietnamese nationals mount a protest rally against China's territorial claims in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea on July 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society experts discuss what will follow the international tribunal's rebuke of China's maritime claims.

Podcast: China's Economy — Headed for a Crash?

Two cleaners have a rest on a bench at the Bund before the Huangpu River and the skyline of the Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

As the "China Miracle" runs out of steam, experts are divided on just how bad it will get. The Asia Society Podcast dissects what the country is grappling with.

The Deadly World of China's Fireworks Factories

Yuyang Liu/ChinaFile
BusinessCurrent Affairs

In the factories where 90 percent of the world's fireworks are made, female workers toil in dangerous conditions — and struggle to obtain compensation when things go awry.