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Photos: Thailand's Beloved, Ailing King to Mark 88th Birthday

Thai dancers perform near the Grand Palace as the celebration for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 88th birthday begins on December 4, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest serving monarch, is widely revered is his country. As the nation celebrates his birthday, his ailing health is causing great anxiety.

Photo of the Day: Watching Over the Sea in South Korea

Four navy members stand facing the sea in Busan, South Korea on November 4, 2015. (Official U.S. Navy Page/Flickr)
Multimedia

Four navy members stand facing the sea in Busan, South Korea on November 4, 2015. (Official U.S. Navy Page/Flickr)

New York's Filipino-Americans: 'Our Time Is Now'

The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. (Anna Webster/Getty Images)
Arts

Fourteen prominent members of the Filipino-American community will appear at Asia Society on Friday to talk about the moment that changed their lives.

#TBT: Belly Dancer Performs at Asia House in 1972

Carolina Varga Dinicu performs at Asia Society in 1972. (Paul Cordes/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 performance at an Asia House Gallery benefit in 1972.

Rudd and Paulson: How China, India, and the U.S. Can Forge a Clean Energy Future

In this photograph taken on August 23, 2015, an Indian engineer fixes a solar panel into position at the under construction Roha Dyechem solar plant at Bhadla some 225 kms north of Jodhpur in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. (Money Sharma/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a Guardian op-ed published as COP21 began in Paris, ASPI President Kevin Rudd and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson argue that the “big three” can “become global leaders in a new and more sustainable energy future.”

'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)
Multimedia

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)
Multimedia

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.