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Chinese: The Language of the Future?

The world of tomorrow is being shaped in our classrooms today. Are our students gaining the knowledge and skills they need? (pixdeluxe/iStockPhoto)
Education

Chinese is the language of the future, and to prove it, Voice of America conducted research that proves that Interest in Learning Chinese May be Growing Exponentially.

Researchers Don Costumes to Reintroduce Pandas to the Wild

Lifestyle

Giant Panda conservationists hope costumes will fool cubs.

Asia Society Pays Tribute to Richard Holbrooke After Surgery

Amb. Richard Holbrooke at the State Department in Washington, DC, on Aug. 9, 2010. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Policy

Amb. Richard Holbrooke was in critical condition in a Washington hospital after surgery for a torn aorta.

An Empty Chair in Oslo

The empty chair with a diploma and medal that should have been awarded to this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo stands in Oslo City Hall on December 10, 2010. (Junge, Heiko/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s empty chair shown around the world but not in China.

Evan Osnos Exposes Media's Favorite China 'Myths'

<i>New Yorker</i> staff writer and Asia Society Osborn Elliott Prize winner Evan Osnos. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

China's top 10 myths busted.

China's Global War on Human Rights

Liu Xiaobo, who was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence in China.
Policy

In a Wall St. Journal opinion piece, Asia Society's Jamie Metzl argues Beijing is actively undermining global human rights norms.

Video: America's 'Wake-Up Call'

A recent study ranks US schools systems 26th in the world, below those of Asian nations.
Education

When Americans learned earlier this week that their schooling system lagged significantly behind those in Asian countries like China, Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong, President Obama rightly labeled the event as another "Sputnik" moment.

The Melt: How Melting Glaciers Threaten Asia

<i>The Melt</i> tracks the receding Himalayan glaciers. Red lines indicate the levels of ice in 1921, compared to today. (Asia Society Center on US-China Relations)
Policy

The Himalayan glaciers are melting, putting people, ecology, and landscapes in peril.  

Prospects Dim for Iran Nuclear Talks

A member of the Iranian opposition wearing a mask reading
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio offers a way to gain traction on engagement with Iran.

Charles Armstrong on China and the 'Spoiled Child'

Policy

A key revelation to emerge from last week's WikiLeaks dump of US diplomatic cables is that China's attitude towards North Korea is far more nuanced and unpredictable than its official stance suggests.