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'Shared Threats' Can Keep U.S.-China Conflict at Bay

Panelists at the Asia Rising event say that mutual development and destruction are a reason the U.S. and China will avoid conflict. (Ng Han Guan/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In an op-ed for The Straits Times, Asia Society trustee Chan Heng Chee says the two powers can still avoid the "Thucydides Trap."

Photo of the Day: A Royal Resting Place in India

The Taj Mahal against a crystal-clear sky in Agra, India on October 25, 2015. (Srikaanth Sekar/Flickr)
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The Taj Mahal against a crystal-clear sky in Agra, India on October 25, 2015. (Srikaanth Sekar/Flickr)

Asia Blog's 10 Most Read Posts of 2015

(L to R) Jeremy Lin, Philippine Gold, Cris Comerford, and Xi Jinping were some of Asia Blog's most read stories in 2015. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty, Ayala Museum, Sonya, N. Herbert/White House, Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

From cross-cultural comedy to imperiled journalists, these are the posts that struck a chord with our readers during the past year.

Photo of the Day: At the Goldfish Market in Hong Kong

A red tank full of goldfish at the goldfish market in Hong Kong on November 22, 2015.  (Tahiat Mahboob)
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A red tank full of goldfish at the goldfish market in Hong Kong on November 22, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)

'Sixteen for '16': Predictions for Asia in 2016

Asia Society's Asia Society's Tom Nagorski predicts that Iran will make good on its end of the nuclear deal, but this still doesn't mean that tensions between Tehran and Washington will cease.
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski on what's on tap for Asia in the new year.

Photo of the Day: A Twinkling Sky in Thailand

Twinkling lanterns float into the night sky during the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 25, 2015. (Klim Levene/Flickr)

Twinkling lanterns float into the night sky during the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 25, 2015. (Klim Levene/Flickr)

Solving Climate Change Problem Rests on U.S.-China Cooperation

Commitments made by the U.S.-China in Paris are the key to addressing global climate change. (LWYang/Flickr)
PolicySustainability

The urgency in tackling climate change is one thing that the U.S. and China can agree on.

Kevin Rudd: 'No Chinese Economic Implosion in 2016'

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd argues that China's economy will not collapse in 2016.  (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

In a piece for Time magazine, the former Australian prime minister lays out what we can expect from China in 2016.

Photo of the Day: A Blue Mountain in Japan

A view of Mount Fuji with the city of Gotemba at its base in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on December 5, 2015. (Reginald Pentinio/Flickr)
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A view of Mount Fuji with the city of Gotemba at its base in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on December 5, 2015. (Reginald Pentinio/Flickr)

New Yorker Writers Reflect on 'Extreme' Reporting About China

Peter Hessler and Jiayang Fan discuss reporting on China at Asia Society in New York on December 17. (Elena Olivia/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Peter Hessler, Evan Osnos, Jiayang Fan, and Zha Jianying discuss challenges foreign reporters still face in giving balanced coverage of China.