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How Northeast Asia Can Achieve Its Sustainability Goals

Linking carbon markets in Northeast Asia now will benefit the entire region's climate change goals. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society's Jackson Ewing discussed the region's carbon markets in a recent piece at The Diplomat.

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.

Filmmaker Erik Shirai on the 'The Birth of Saké'

Filmmaker and artist Erik Shirai is taking part in a special event hosted by Asia Society and Jungles in Paris on Wednesday, June 15. (Photo courtesy of Erik Shirai)
Current Affairs

In his first feature documentary, Erik Shirai combines his Japanese heritage with cinematic storytelling.

Interview: Jeff Yang on What Hollywood Can Teach the Corporate World About Diversity

Shows like ABC's How To Get Away With Murder have injected greater racial diversity in television (Mitchell Haaseth/ABC)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The longtime media and cultural critic says that "pop culture is a step behind society, and brands are a step behind pop culture" in fomenting change.

How a Lack of Natural Energy Resources Sparked Japan's Energy Innovation

Former Japanese Minister of the Environment and former Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi discusses why Japan turned to renewable energy. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

On the heels of a nuclear disaster, Japan is spearheading the movement toward sustainable technology.

PBS' Hari Sreenivasan: 'Diversity Is More Than Just the Face on TV'

(PBS)
Current Affairs

In an interview with Asia Blog, the broadcast journalist explains how true diversity would only benefit the news business.

Interview: Tracy Wong on Leadership, Diversity, and the Importance of 'Creative Democracy'

Tracy Wong (Jason Hall)
Arts

The award-winning advertising executive explains why letting everyone — even the accounts team — get involved in the creative process has made his Wongdoody firm so successful.

Photo of the Day: Chinese Students Mark 'World No Tobacco Day'

Primary school students in Hebei, China mark
Current AffairsMultimedia

Primary school students in northern China participate in a campaign to discourage smoking.

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."