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How Hukou Reform is Changing the Makeup of Chinese Factory Towns

A woman carries a girl in the Heiqiaocun migrant village in Beijing on February 15, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

A recent survey of Chinese factories suggests more migrant workers are bringing their children when they migrate, but they still face hardships.

State Bank of India Chief Recounts Being 'Pushed Off the Deep End' by Demonetization

Arundhati Bhattacharya speaks at Asia Society in Hong Kong. (Asia Society)
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Arundhati Bhattacharya discusses India's economic direction in 2017 and the implications of demonetization. 

Why Hong Kong's Political Crisis Wasn't Inevitable

Protestors hold umbrellas during Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement. (Studio Incendo/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Richard Bush argues that the growing gulf between the Chinese government and Hong Kong democracy activists could have been avoided.

Video: The 'Trilemma' of Shifting Taiwanese Identity

Taiwanese people wave the national flag during a gathering on the square by the Presidential Office in Taipei to celebrate the island's National Day in 2005. (Patrick Lin/AFP/Getty)
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Author Syaru Shirley Lin discusses the consolidation of Taiwanese identity and its implications for relations between Taiwan, China, and the United States.

Why Humanity Can't Move Past War

Croatian Defense Council Army tanks pull into firing position. (Kim Price/Wikimedia Commons)
Current Affairs

Bioethicist Jonathan Glover describes the "traps" that humans fall into that unnecessarily lead to conflict.

How Asia Can Tackle Both Poverty and Inequality

Navsari, India. (Siddashi/Flickr)
Current Affairs

“The success in Asia is one of poverty reduction, it's not one of inequality reduction.”

How China's Leaders are 'Empowering the Very People They Fear' in Hong Kong

Nathan Law (C) speaks at a rally with Jousha Wong (centre L) and supporters in Causeway bay following Nathan Law's win in the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong on September 5, 2016. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Richard Bush of the Brookings Institute describes how Beijing has "empowered radicals" and "marginalized moderates" in its attempt to control Hong Kong.

Individualism, Internationalism, and China's 'Post-90s' Generation

Chinese fans scream during a rock music festival in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on June 11, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Tom Doctoroff challenges the idea that "post-90s" Chinese are becoming more individualistic, and reconciles patterns of nationalism and internationalism.

Historian: China's Economic Reforms Actually Started During the Cultural Revolution

In June, 1966, Chinese Red Guards — high school and university students — wave copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

The author Frank Dikötter argues in a new book that China's capitalist transformation began before Deng Xiaoping formally introduced market reforms.

How North Korea Is 'Evolving' to Dodge Sanctions

The wreckage of a North Korean rocket is seen at the Second Fleet Command's naval base on December 14, 2012 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The debris is the first stage of a long range rocket that launched on December 12, 2012. (Yeong-Wook/DongA Daily/Getty)

Despite increasingly tough international sanctions, North Korea's missile and nuclear programs continue to grow more sophisticated.