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Can Xi and Modi Establish an Economic Partnership? Experts Share Their Views

This photo taken on September 10, 2014 shows gantry cranes lined up at the new Chinese-majority owned Colombo International Container Terminal (CICT) in Colombo. China's president kicked off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a US$1.4 billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track, all just 250 kilometres (150 miles) from India's coast.
Current AffairsPolicy

Ahead of the Chinese President’s visit to India beginning Sep. 17, we asked experts for their views on how Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi might enhance economic relations between China and India amid broader geopolitical issues.

Photo of the Day: Floating Tranquilly in Vietnam

A boat and its occupant reflected in calm blue waters in Hoi An, Vietnam on June 11, 2014. (ilya/Flickr)
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A boat and its occupant reflected in calm blue waters in Hoi An, Vietnam on June 11, 2014. (ilya/Flickr)

Paulson and Rudd: China's Economic Reform Is the 'Engine Room' for Xi's Political Vision

Henry Paulson (L) and Kevin Rudd (R) at Asia Society’s event in New York on September 11, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

In a wide-ranging discussion at Asia Society, Henry Paulson and Kevin Rudd discussed President Xi Jinping’s vision for China, the country's stance on climate change, its economic reform agenda, and more.

Photo of the Day: At the Top of the World

A man counts prayer beads at the top of World Peace Monument Pokhara in Nepal on July 8, 2014. (drburtoni/Flickr)
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A man counts prayer beads at the top of World Peace Monument Pokhara in Nepal on July 8, 2014. (drburtoni/Flickr)

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell': A Look Back at the Nam June Paik Video That Greeted 1984

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell' (still), 1984. Video; color, sound. 38 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Arts

Broadcast on New Year's Day 1984, the artist's genre-bending collage of live performances by pop musicians and avant-garde icons embodied his belief in technology's potential to "democratize" art.

Photo of the Day: A Hard Day's Work on the Water in Myanmar

A man sets out early to fish in the waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar on June 19, 2014. (Lim Ashley/Flickr)
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A man sets out early to fish in the waters of Inle Lake, Myanmar on June 19, 2014. (Lim Ashley/Flickr)

Watch: Asia Society Curator Michelle Yun on 'Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot'

'Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot' will be on view at Asia Society Museum in New York City from September 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015.
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Asia Society's Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art introduces the Asia Society Museum exhibition dedicated to the artist whose work melded technology, fine art, and popular culture. Exhibition opens September 5, 2014.

Photo of the Day: Treks in Foggy Marshes in Vietnam

A woman walks along the top of a hill overlooking a fog-shrouded rice paddy in Vietnam on May 6, 2014. (Silvia Foglia/Flickr)
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A woman walks along the top of a hill overlooking a fog-shrouded rice paddy in Vietnam on May 6, 2014. (Silvia Foglia/Flickr)

Video: Trash Talking, Literally, with China's Determined Documentarian Wang Jiuliang

Empty plastic bottles in China. (Carsten ten Brink/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Ahead of his August 20 Asia Society New York appearance, filmmaker Wang Jiuliang talks about his experience documenting landfills in Beijing and his upcoming documentary Plastic China.

Photo of the Day: Drifting on Ha Long Bay

Floating homes on Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, nestled between breathtaking mountain formations. (hermitsmoores/Flickr)
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Floating homes on Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, nestled between breathtaking mountain formations. (hermitsmoores/Flickr)