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HIV/AIDS poster in China. (Tricia Wang 王圣捷/Flickr)

China Must 'Shoulder More Responsibility' in Dealing With HIV/AIDS

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jia Ping writes that China must be more responsive and responsible with outside aid for HIV/AIDS. more
An elderly man looks at portraits of former Chinese communist leaders (L to R) Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and current president Hu Jintao in Ditan Park in Beijing on June 28, 2011. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

Mark Twain, William Shakespeare and Jiang Zemin

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom searches for meaning in China's handling of recent rumors of former president Jiang Zemin's death. more
View from the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai looking over development in PuDong, 2007. (

China's Looming 'Debt Monster': Problem or Investment?

Members of Asia Society's China Boom Project weigh in on where China's growing debt will take its economy. more
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a press conference at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland, on February 28, 2011. (Eric Bridiers/State Department/Public Domain)

Woodroofe: Clinton, Not Ban, Should Be Next UN Chief

"Not since Henry Kissinger has the United States had such a powerful and prominent voice on the world stage," writes Asia Society Associate Fellow Thom Woodroofe of Hillary Clinton. more
A Cambodian solider guards the grounds of the 11th-century Preah Vihear temple as tensions remain high on both sides of the border, on Feb. 8, 2011 in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. The 900-year-old temple belongs to Cambodia following a 1962 World Court ruling but this remains disputed by many Thais. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

A Coming Thaw in Thai-Cambodian Ties?

John Ciorciari explains what Shinawatra's recent election could mean for Thai-Cambodia relations. more
Pheu Thai candidate Yingluck Shinawatra greets supporters in Chiang Rai province on May 22, 2011. Shinawatra and her party went on to win a decisive victory in Thailand's elections on July 3. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)

Yingluck's Win: Potential Crisis or Step Forward for Thai Democracy?

Yingluck Shinawatra's big win could turn into a new crisis rather than being a step forward for Thailand’s fragile democracy. more
A Chinese military band practices inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing before celebrations start for the Chinese Communist Party's 90th anniversary on July 1, 2011. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

As CCP Turns 90, Time For 'Backward Glances' and 'Symbolic Gestures'

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom chimes in on the Chinese Communist Party's birthday bash. more
Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (C) walks through a crowd of supporters and reporters as she arrives for celebrations of her 66th birthday at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on June 19, 2011. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

In Burma, Signs of Confrontation to Come

As Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to tour her country despite warnings from the hard-line government, a new confrontation may be brewing, says Asia Society Consultant Priscilla Clapp. more
Language Bill in Congress
Imagine a whole generation of multilingual Americans. more