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Documentary Explores Challenges of Reporting China's 'Contradictions'

A foreign reporter films authorities in Beijing. (Noel Hidalgo/Flickr)
Current Affairs

The latest "Assignment China" film by Mike Chinoy looks at the period from 2009 to 2012 through the eyes of foreign correspondents grappling with how to tell China's story.

Richard Holbrooke's 'Generational and Stylistic Differences' With President Obama

In this video, the filmmaker David Holbrooke engages in a Q&A about his film
Current Affairs

The late diplomat's son, the documentarian David Holbrooke, discussed his father's difficult relationship with the president at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Hong Kong.

Photo of the Day: Bathed in Orange in Australia

The rising sun casts an orange glow over the fields and trees in Victoria, Australia on November 9, 2015. (Graham Hartle/Flickr)
Multimedia

The rising sun casts an orange glow over the fields and trees in Victoria, Australia on November 9, 2015. (Graham Hartle/Flickr)

#TBT: In 2011, Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma Bow Down to One Another

Meryl Streep and Yo-Yo Ma bow to eachother after a performance in Beijing on November 18, 2011. (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: When Asia Society brought two titans of entertainment together in Beijing.

Photo of the Day: Waiting by the River Bank in India

A row of boats wait by the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi, India on November 23, 2015. (Juan Antonio F. Segal/Flickr)
Multimedia

A row of boats wait by the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi, India on November 23, 2015. (Juan Antonio F. Segal/Flickr)

Why Maziar Bahari Wrote 'Then They Came for Me'

In this video, the journalist Maziar Bahari conducts a question-and-answer session in Hong Kong on December 3, 2015.
Arts

The Iranian-born author, imprisoned in his native country for three months, explains why he documented his experience in a best-selling novel.

Photo of the Day: A Blanket of Snow in Japan

A lone tree in a landscape blanketed by snow in Hokkaido, Japan on December 7, 2015. (Soumei Baba/Flickr)
Multimedia

A lone tree in a landscape blanketed by snow in Hokkaido, Japan on December 7, 2015. (Soumei Baba/Flickr)

Video: How 'Youth Bulges' Are Reshaping Pakistan and Afghanistan

Tom Nagorski (L) speaks with Asia 21 leaders Saad Mohseni and Faiysal AliKhan (R) at the Asia 21 Summit in Hong Kong. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Saad Mohseni and Faiysal AliKhan discuss how empowered young people bring much needed creativity and boldness to tackling big challenges.

Photo of the Day: A Riot of Colors in Hong Kong

A bucket full of brightly colored carnations at the flower market in Kowloon, Hong Kong on November 21, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)
Multimedia

A bucket full of brightly colored carnations at the flower market in Kowloon, Hong Kong on November 21, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)

Video: David Petraeus on Leadership

Gen. David Petraeus (Ret.) in conversation with Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski at the Asia 21 Summit in Hong Kong. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

The retired general talks to Asia Society's Tom Nagorski about his military career, stint as CIA director, and why leadership is like "Groundhog Day."