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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)
Current AffairsMultimedia

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.

Photo of the Day: Fishing in the Cold in South Korea

A man bundled up for the weather, casts two fishing lines into the water in Samcheok, South Korea on May 11, 2015. (Lee ki hyeok/Flickr)
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A man bundled up for the weather, casts two fishing lines into the water in Samcheok, South Korea on May 11, 2015. (Lee ki hyeok/Flickr)

A Golden Discovery in the Philippines

Vessel in the form of a kinnari. Surigao Treasure, Surigao del Sur province. Ca. 10th–13th century. Gold. H. 4 ¾ x W. 2 15/16 in. (12 x 7.5 cm). Ayala Museum, 81.5189. Photography by Neal Oshima; Image courtesy of Ayala Museum. An object uncovered by Berto Morales in 1981.
Arts

How an accidental find by a laborer uncovered evidence of a pre-colonial civilization.

Weekly Rewind: China's Funeral Revolutionaries, North Korea's Art Scene, and the First Asian-American Hulk

Oarsmen row boats during the traditional annual boat race festival at a Rudra Sagar lake in Melaghar, India on September 6, 2015. (Arindam Dey/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Should President Obama Meet Xi Jinping at All?

President Barack Obama presents President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China with a gift of an inscribed redwood park bench at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif., June 8, 2013.
Current AffairsPolicy

Experts weigh whether a state visit by the Chinese leader will ease tensions — or exacerbate them.

Photo of the Day: Searching For Fish in Vietnam

Two men park their boat under a rock cropping to search for fish in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on June 1, 2015. (Ariel Leuenberger/Flickr)
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Two men park their boat under a rock cropping to search for fish in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam on June 1, 2015. (Ariel Leuenberger/Flickr)