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How Exposure to Foreign Media May Strengthen Chinese Support For Their Government

Two Chinese protesters wear anti-CNN t-shirts on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on August 8, 2008. (Robert Saiget/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Chinese authorities have been increasingly censoring foreign media, but studies suggest they may be better off letting it in.

Four Elections To Watch in Asia in 2017

 President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 22, 2016 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Looking ahead at key political events in Iran, South Korea, China, and Hong Kong.

2016: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

Dancers perform during the regional premier of H.T. Chen & Dancer’s ‘South of Gold Mountain,’ at Asia Society Texas on May 31, 2016. The piece that pays tribute to Chinese immigrants who settled in the deep south. (Asia Society/Lynn Lane Photography)
Current Affairs

Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year. 

Nine Events That Shaped Asia in 2016

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter/Pool-Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From Duterte's win in the Philippines to the downfall of TPP, it was an eventful year across the continent.

Our Picks From Around Asia: 'Unpresidented' Trump, Doctors in Nepal, Internet in Cambodia

A Patient receives treatment at a hospital in Kathmandu on April 28, 2015. (Rakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

Video: Rez Abbasi's Global Music Steeped in Jazz

Rez Abbasi's 'Invocation' explores the musical traditions of South Asia through the lens of contemporary jazz.

Memos to Donald Trump, From the Asia Society Family

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center December 13, 2016 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From climate change to human rights to education, we offer our personal recommendations to the president-elect.

Why Japan Must 'Change the Minds of a Million Teachers'

Students at a primary school in Japan. (Center for Global Education/Asia Society)
Current AffairsEducation

Japanese education official Kan Suzuki discusses the challenges of preparing Japanese students for a rapidly changing world.

Our Picks From Around Asia: Impeachment in South Korea, Politicizing Education in China, and Heavy Metal in Myanmar

Protesters gathered and occupy major streets in the city center for a rally against South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on December 10, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

The Asia Society Experts Forecast: What to Expect in 2017

Evan Medeiros, Josette Sheeran, Ruchir Sharma, and Tom Nagorski predict what will happen in Asia in 2017. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Political and economic intrigue in China, instability in South Korea, and a retreat from globalization are among the predictions.