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Photo of the Day: A Twinkling Sky in Thailand

Twinkling lanterns float into the night sky during the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 25, 2015. (Klim Levene/Flickr)

Twinkling lanterns float into the night sky during the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 25, 2015. (Klim Levene/Flickr)

Solving Climate Change Problem Rests on U.S.-China Cooperation

Commitments made by the U.S.-China in Paris are the key to addressing global climate change. (LWYang/Flickr)
Policy

The urgency in tackling climate change is one thing that the U.S. and China can agree on.

Kevin Rudd: 'No Chinese Economic Implosion in 2016'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd argues that China's economy will not collapse in 2016.  (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a piece for Time magazine, the former Australian prime minister lays out what we can expect from China in 2016.

Photo of the Day: A Blue Mountain in Japan

A view of Mount Fuji with the city of Gotemba at its base in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on December 5, 2015. (Reginald Pentinio/Flickr)
Multimedia

A view of Mount Fuji with the city of Gotemba at its base in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on December 5, 2015. (Reginald Pentinio/Flickr)

New Yorker Writers Reflect on 'Extreme' Reporting About China

Peter Hessler and Jiayang Fan discuss reporting on China at Asia Society in New York on December 17. (Elena Olivia/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Peter Hessler, Evan Osnos, Jiayang Fan, and Zha Jianying discuss challenges foreign reporters still face in giving balanced coverage of China. 

Photo of the Day: Birdman in India

As the sun sets in the distance, a flock of birds fly around a man holding a bowl full of seeds in Hyderabad, India on December 12, 2015. (Rajesh_India/Flickr)
Multimedia

As the sun sets in the distance, a flock of birds fly around a man holding a bowl full of seeds in Hyderabad, India on December 12, 2015. (Rajesh_India/Flickr)

#TBT: In 2000, 'Forgiveness' Grapples with the Ghosts of History

Chinese opera master Zhou Long (L) and Japanese Noh master Akira Matsui perform “Forgiveness” in 2000. (Rachel Cooper/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 2000 performance that dealt with the uncomfortable history between China, Japan, and Korea.

Podcast: Myanmar's Road to Democracy

Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi hold posters bearing her image as they listen to her speak during a campaign rally for the National League for Democracy in Yangon on November 1, 2015. (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the fourth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, we trace how the Southeast Asian nation went from five decades of hardline military rule to free elections, and explore what could lie ahead.

New Yorker Writers: How to Cover China in the Present Day

See-ming Lee/ Flickr
Current Affairs

In advance of their appearance at Asia Society on Thursday, five correspondents from the magazine say how they'd approach coverage of the country today.

Will the Next Global Recession Be 'Made in China'?

(L to R) Ian Bremmer, Josette Sheeran, Tom Nagorski, Kevin Rudd, and Ruchir Sharma at Asia Society in New York forecast what will happen in Asia in 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Ruchir Sharma, Kevin Rudd, and Ian Bremmer spar over whether China's economic woes pose a serious threat to the world economy.