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Former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing holds a copy of the Charter of the United Nations at Asia Society in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

China is Perhaps the 'Biggest Victim' in South China Sea, Says Former Foreign Minister

Li Zhaoxing had strong words about a pending South China Sea arbitration case with the Philippines — and for the United States. more
A Chinese base built in 1995 stands in Mischief Reef of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)

How Historical 'Humiliation' Drives China's Maritime Claims

In an interview with Asia Blog, journalist and author Bill Hayton discusses the thinking behind China’s recent actions in the South China Sea, and why Beijing may soon reassess moves to enforce them. more
Geraldine Roman shakes hands with voters during a campaign trip to the town of Orani, Bataan province, north of Manila. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: First Transgender Woman in Philippines' Congress on the 'Beginning of Change' in Her Country

"The message is clear," said Geraldine Roman. "Gender or sexual orientation is no hindrance to serving the country." more
Then candidate Geraldine Roman campaigns in Orani, Bataan province, north of Manila on April 30, 2016. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines Transgender Congresswoman to Address Diversity Leadership Forum
Congresswoman Geraldine Roman, who recently became the first transgender politician elected in the Philippines, will deliver keynote address at Asia Society Forum. more