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Nine Events That Shaped Asia in 2016

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter/Pool-Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From Duterte's win in the Philippines to the downfall of TPP, it was an eventful year across the continent.

Our Picks From Around Asia: 'Unpresidented' Trump, Doctors in Nepal, Internet in Cambodia

A Patient receives treatment at a hospital in Kathmandu on April 28, 2015. (Rakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

Video: Rez Abbasi's Global Music Steeped in Jazz

Rez Abbasi's 'Invocation' explores the musical traditions of South Asia through the lens of contemporary jazz.

Memos to Donald Trump, From the Asia Society Family

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center December 13, 2016 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From climate change to human rights to education, we offer our personal recommendations to the president-elect.

Why Japan Must 'Change the Minds of a Million Teachers'

Students at a primary school in Japan. (Center for Global Education/Asia Society)
Current AffairsEducation

Japanese education official Kan Suzuki discusses the challenges of preparing Japanese students for a rapidly changing world.

Our Picks From Around Asia: Impeachment in South Korea, Politicizing Education in China, and Heavy Metal in Myanmar

Protesters gathered and occupy major streets in the city center for a rally against South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on December 10, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

The Asia Society Experts Forecast: What to Expect in 2017

Evan Medeiros, Josette Sheeran, Ruchir Sharma, and Tom Nagorski predict what will happen in Asia in 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Political and economic intrigue in China, instability in South Korea, and a retreat from globalization are among the predictions.

Rex Tillerson: Nations Benefit Through Expanded Trade

The ExxonMobil Chairman Rex Tillerson was selected on Tuesday to be the next U.S. Secretary of State. (Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

President-elect Trump's selection for secretary of state endorsed free trade in an appearance at Asia Society in 2013.

Ambassadors From Asia Plea for Continuity Under Trump Administration

(L to R) Joe Hockey, Ahn Ho-young, Kevin Rudd, and Ashok Mirpuri at Asia Society in Washington, D.C. on December 13, 2016. (Nick Khazal/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

At the launch of a new report giving advice for Donald Trump from Asian leaders, regional ambassadors air their concerns about a possible American retrenchment from Asia.

Asia Blog's 10 Most Read Posts of 2016

(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 street vendors of early 1900s Beijing to David Bowie in Japan, these are our most popular posts from the past year.