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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting ahead of the opening of the UN conference on climate change COP21 on November 30, 2015. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

How U.S.-China Cooperation Spurred Global Momentum on Climate Change

The Sino-American partnership on climate change benefits more than just the two countries. more
U.S. Marines amphibious assault vehicles speed past a landing ship during an amphibious landing exercise on April 21, 2015 as part of annual Philippine-U.S. joint maneuvers some 137 miles east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea — an area contested by China and the Philippines. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

Surveys Found Majority of Chinese Actually Supported South China Sea Arbitration

China's government has rejected and condemned international arbitration of its maritime disputes — so why do polls suggest that the Chinese population recently felt differently? more
Vietnamese nationals mount a protest rally against China's territorial claims in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea on July 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

After the Ruling — What's Next in the South China Sea?

Asia Society experts discuss what will follow the international tribunal's rebuke of China's maritime claims. more
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Jake Sullivan on Asia
Presenting a tour d'horizon of contemporary Asia, Sullivan offered a sober take on American foreign policy across the region. more
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The Deadly World of China's Fireworks Factories

In the plants where 90 percent of the world's fireworks are made, female workers toil in dangerous conditions — and struggle to obtain compensation when things go awry. more