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Xi Jinping Offers an Opening

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) arrives for a meeting with five United States state governors to discuss clean technology and economic development September 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Pool/Getty)
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In a speech delivered Tuesday evening in Seattle, the Chinese president struck a conciliatory note — but will he be flexible on key policy issues?

Photo of the Day: Feeding the Fish in Bangladesh

A farmer feeds the fish in her pond in Bagerhat, Bangladesh on May 30, 2015. (Md Masudur Rahaman/Flickr)
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A farmer feeds the fish in her pond in Bagerhat, Bangladesh on May 30, 2015. (Md Masudur Rahaman/Flickr)

Xi Jinping's Seattle Speech: What to Look For and How to Watch

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to deliver a speech on Tuesday evening in Seattle, Washington, on the first day of his U.S. tour. (Getty Images)
Policy

The Chinese president begins a much-anticipated trip to the United States with a speech on Tuesday night. 

Interview: Crowdfunding Journalism to Confront the Media Industry's 'Huge Problem'

An article appearing on the Byline platform. (Byline.com)
Current Affairs

Asia 21 Young Leader Seung-yoon Lee discusses his new media startup Byline and how its model aims to counter the prevailing trends upending traditional journalism.

Photo of the Day: An Endless Green Trail in Malaysia

Sunway Lagoon Suspension Bridge surrounded by lush green trees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 28, 2015. (Rob M/Flickr)
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Sunway Lagoon Suspension Bridge surrounded by lush green trees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 28, 2015. (Rob M/Flickr)

Kevin Rudd: The Obama-Xi Summit Could Be 'Difficult'

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting at Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Having recently visited Beijing and met with senior Chinese officials there, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd shares his insights on the agenda for the upcoming Obama-Xi summit.

Photo of the Day: Sun Rays Over the Wharf in Taiwan

Golden rays from the sun peep through the clouds gathered over Fisherman's Wharf in Taipei, Taiwan on June 19, 2015. (Brian Sheng/Flickr)
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Golden rays from the sun peep through the clouds gathered over Fisherman's Wharf in Taipei, Taiwan on June 19, 2015. (Brian Sheng/Flickr)

Weekly Rewind: Planet Tajikistan, The First 'Smart Nation,' and Thailand's Museum of Corruption

Indonesian firefighters work to extinguish a peatland fire in South Sumatra on September 11, 2015. (Abdul Qodir/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Photo of the Day: Purple Skies in Thailand

As the sun sets over the water, the skies turn purple in Krabi, Thailand on August 16, 2015. (Mr. Mularella/Flickr)
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As the sun sets over the water, the skies turn purple in Krabi, Thailand on August 16, 2015. (Mr. Mularella/Flickr)

#TBT: In 2012, An 'Explosive Opening' for Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Streamers fly as a festive ribbon cutting marks the official opening of the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. (Bill Swersey)
Current 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: Asia Society Hong Kong Center opens at the site of the Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine in Admiralty.