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China is Perhaps the 'Biggest Victim' in South China Sea, Says Former Foreign Minister

Former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing holds a copy of the Charter of the United Nations at Asia Society in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Li Zhaoxing had strong words about a pending South China Sea arbitration case with the Philippines — and for the United States.

How Historical 'Humiliation' Drives China's Maritime Claims

A Chinese base built in 1995 stands in Mischief Reef of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In an interview with Asia Blog, the journalist and author Bill Hayton discusses the thinking behind China’s recent actions in the South China Sea, and why Beijing may soon reassess moves to enforce them.

Interview: First Transgender Woman in Philippines' Congress on the 'Beginning of Change' in Her Country

Geraldine Roman shakes hands with voters during a campaign trip to the town of Orani, Bataan province, north of Manila. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"The message is clear," said Geraldine Roman. "Gender or sexual orientation is no hindrance to serving the country."

Interview: Jordan Clarkson Celebrates His Asian-American Roots Through Basketball

NBA player Jordan Clarkson spends his time interacting with the diverse Los Angeles community. (The Alliance for a Healthier Generation/Sarah M. Golonka)
Current Affairs

"As the only Filipino-American currently playing, I want to show that there are no limits to what you can achieve, as long as you work hard and put your heart into it."

Who Is Rodrigo Duterte? Introducing The Philippines' Irreverent New President

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his first press conference since he claimed victory in the presidential election, at a restaurant in Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao on May 15, 2016. (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The 70-year-old former mayor of Davao City has raised eyebrows with his provocative remarks. But two experts at the U.S.-Philippines Society believe he's more pragmatic than he seems.

#TBT: In 2015, Asia 'Game Changers' Hit the Red Carpet

Asia Society's 2015
Current Affairs

In the year celebrating Asia Society's 60th anniversary, we periodically reach into the archives to find memories from the organization's history. This week: a video throwback to the second annual "Game Changer" Awards.

Interview: DJ Neil Armstrong on Food, Music, and His Filipino Heritage

DJ Neil Armstrong
Arts

The turntablist says he's drawn to his craft out of a desire to be "the person who makes everyone dance."

The Hysterical World of Professional Funeral Mourners

Professional mourner Hu Xinglian works a funeral in China's southwestern city of Chongqing on June 1, 2011. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

A new play in Los Angeles centers around a hysterical — but traditional — custom that is found all over Asia.

Asia Society's Most Popular YouTube Videos in 2015

A look back at Asia Society's most popular videos in 2015 shows India dominating the viewership.
Multimedia

One thing is clear from looking back at Asia Society's most popular 2015 videos: India clips won the year. What were your favorite videos?

Asia Blog's 10 Most Read Posts of 2015

(L to R) Jeremy Lin, Philippine Gold, Cris Comerford, and Xi Jinping were some of Asia Blog's most read stories in 2015. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty, Ayala Museum, Sonya, N. Herbert/White House, Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

From cross-cultural comedy to imperiled journalists, these are the posts that struck a chord with our readers during the past year.