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Can the Other 'Asian Giants' Deal With China's Slowdown?

Visitors have photos taken with a replica of the famous Wall Street bronze bull on the Bund in Shanghai on June 13, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

DBS Group Research Managing Director Timothy Wong discusses economic reforms in China, India, and Indonesia, and what opportunities and perils lie ahead.

#TBT: In 1971, Korean Musicians Play It Gayageum Style

Korean musicians perform as part of Asia Society’s 1971 Performing Arts program “P’ansori.” (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 1971 program featuring traditional Korean musicians.

Photo of the Day: Silhouettes in the Sunset in Cambodia

The sky is streaked in shades of gold and blue during sunset over Angkor Wat, Cambodia on October 8, 2015. (Philip Lai/Flickr)
Multimedia

The sky is streaked in shades of gold and blue during sunset over Angkor Wat, Cambodia on October 8, 2015. (Philip Lai/Flickr)

The China Model: Meritocracy or 'Red Empire'?

Members of China's incoming Politburo Standing Committee, led by Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping, greet the media at the Great Hall of the People on November 15, 2012 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Political theorist Daniel Bell envisions an ideal meritocratic "China model" that doesn't elect top leaders democratically. Can it happen?

Photo of the Day: An Artist at Work in India

A potter hard at work painting a long row of religious statues made of clay in Kolkata, India on October 10, 2015. (@DaskBlogs/Flickr)
Multimedia

A potter hard at work painting a long row of religious statues made of clay in Kolkata, India on October 10, 2015. (@DaskBlogs/Flickr)

Debate: Are the U.S. and China Long-Term Enemies?

(L to R) John Mearsheimer, Peter Brookes, John Donvan, Kevin Rudd, and Robert Daly onstage before their Intelligence Squared debate on October 14, 2015. (Asia Society/Debra Eisenman)
Policy

In a spirited Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, ASPI President Kevin Rudd and Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly faced off with University of Chicago Professor John Mearsheimer and Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Peter Brookes.

Wall Street Journal Praises Philippine Gold's Collection of 'Bright Stars'

Visitors to Asia Society in New York inspect artifacts from the Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdom exhibition. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
Arts

Asia Society's Fall 2015 exhibition has attracted rave reviews since its opening on September 11.

Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over Shanghai

The sun peeks through tall buildings clustered around the water in Shanghai, China on October 3, 2015. (機智的阿卡林醬/ Flickr)
Multimedia

The sun peeks through tall buildings clustered around the water in Shanghai, China on October 3, 2015. (機智的阿卡林醬/ Flickr)

#TBT: In 2000, Chinese Premier Makes Promise to 'Visionary Entrepreneurs'

Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji speaks at Asia Society's 11th Annual Corporate Conference in Shanghai in May, 2000. (Wang Gangfeng/Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent 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 Zhu Rongji spoke at an Asia Society Corporate Conference. 

Manny Pacquiao: 'Helping People' Will Be Legacy

Manny Pacquiao (L) speaks with Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski (R) at an Asia Society press conference on Monday, October 12.
Current Affairs

The Philippine boxer spoke about his post-boxing career on Monday at Asia Society.