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How the China/Japan Relationship Shapes U.S. Power in Asia

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping (R), during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, November 10, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Kim Kyung Hoon/Pool-Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In his new book Asia's Reckoning, the author Richard McGregor explores the fraught relationship between Beijing and Tokyo — and examines what this means for the United States.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Confronting 21st Century Slavery

An Indian child attends a protest in New Delhi on the Global Day against Child Trafficking. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Human trafficking expert Matt Friedman describes how millions are lured into slavery in Asia — and what can be done about it.

Why President Trump's New Afghanistan Policy Is 'More of the Same'

U.S. President Donald Trump greets military leaders before his speech on Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Hassan Abbas argues that while few good options exist for dealing with the Central Asian country, the 45th president's approach is unlikely to make things better.

3 Questions on the China/India Border Dispute

Indian activists of National Panthers Party shout anti Chinese slogans during a protest near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on July 7, 2017. (Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

What the standoff in the Himalayas means for relations between Asia's two powers

Asia Abridged Podcast: Will Change Come to China?

A vendor displays a souvenir with pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Left) and the late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong (Right) to visitors at the underpass outside the Great Hall of the People. (Feng Li/Getty)
Current Affairs

New York Times reporter Edward Wong discusses how he came to rethink his assumptions that Chinese are questioning the Communist Party's legitimacy.

'Gook' Director Justin Chon's Quest To Ignite Conversations

A still from Justin Chon's film Gook. (Birthday Soup Films LLC)
Arts

An interview with the actor, writer, and director whose new film explores Korean-black relations during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

The North Korea Crisis — What's Next?

 Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrates the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. (SPR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Why negotiating with China may be the only viable option for the U.S.

17 Drone Photographs Reveal How Urbanization Has Changed China

The buildings of Shanghai (Charlie Xia)
ArtsMultimedia

The photographer Charlie Xia showcases a rare, unique perspective on China's landscape.

Asia Abridged Podcast: 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Actress Constance Wu was cast to portray Rachel Chu, the protagonist in the upcoming film adaptation of the novel 'Crazy Rich Asians.' (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Author Kevin Kwan and director Jon Chu discuss why the upcoming film 'Crazy Rich Asians' is important for Asian Americans and for diversity in general. 

A 'Very Dangerous Period' For the U.S. and China

China's second aircraft carrier during a launch ceremony at Dalian shipyard on April 26, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Howard French describes how economics and demographics make China anxious to gain what it can in the next 10 to 15 years.