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'Coal + Ice' Exhibition Documents the Cost of Chinese Growth

Visitors wearing face masks brave air pollution in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. (Wang Zhen/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent AffairsPolicy

China's struggle to maintain economic growth without damaging the environment continues despite ramped up government efforts.

Photo of the Day: A Majestic Waterfall in Japan

A view of the Kegon Falls from the observation deck of the Akechidaira Ropeway at Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan on October 30, 2015. (Reginald Pentinio/Flickr)
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A view of the Kegon Falls from the observation deck of the Akechidaira Ropeway at Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan on October 30, 2015. (Reginald Pentinio/Flickr)

At APEC, Asia Society President Discusses 'Megatrends' That Could Help Eradicate Poverty

Asia Society President Josette Sheeran speaks at the APEC SME Summit in Manila on November 17, 2015.
Current Affairs

Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Small and Medium Enterprise Summit in Manilla, Josette Sheeran explains how connectivity, self-empowerment, and the rise of Asia are reshaping the world.

Photo of the Day: A Yellow Blanket in South Korea

Yellow leaves blanket the ground in Namiseom Island, South Korea on October 25, 2015. (Sabrinadai/Flickr)
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Yellow leaves blanket the ground in Namiseom Island, South Korea on October 25, 2015. (Sabrinadai/Flickr)

'Start Early, Go Broadly, and Go Far Beyond School'

University of Chicago professor James Heckman speaks at the Forum on the Future of Education in Asia in Hong Kong on November 16, 2015. (Alex Leung/Asia Society)
Education

Dr. James Heckman believes that non-cognitive skills are crucial to educational success.

Wendy Cutler: Why Free Trade Standards in Asia Are Rising

ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler (L) and ASPI President Kevin Rudd discuss free trade and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

The Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President, who recently served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, spoke about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership is catalyzing trade liberalization across Asia during an event in New York.

Photo of the Day: Something Fishy in Hong Kong

Rows and rows of fish are hung to dry in the sun in the fishing town of Tai O, Hong Kong on November 22, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)
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Rows and rows of fish are hung to dry in the sun in the fishing town of Tai O, Hong Kong on November 22, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)

China, the U.S., and Islamic Terrorism

President Xi Jinping of China and President Barack Obama of the United States meet in the Netherlands in 2014. (U.S. Embassy The Hague/Flickr)
Current AffairsPolicy

Can Beijing and Washington find common ground in fighting Islamic terror?

Photo of the Day: Stomping on the Laundry in Myanmar

A woman uses her feet to stomp on and clean a giant bucket of laundry in Yawnghwe, Myanmar on October 24, 2015. (Eric Montfort/Flickr)
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A woman uses her feet to stomp on and clean a giant bucket of laundry in Yawnghwe, Myanmar on October 24, 2015. (Eric Montfort/Flickr)

#TBT: In 2012, Singapore's Prime Minister Discusses China's Rising Influence

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaking at Asia Society in Sydney, Australia, on October 12, 2012. (Asia Society)
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: When Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong dropped by Asia Society in Australia.