As a young State Department officer, Nicholas Platt accompanied President Richard Nixon on his history-making 1972 trip to China that led to normalization of relations between that country and the United States.
Over the past 50 years, China's urban population has increased more than seven-fold, from 72 million in 1952 to 540 million in 2004. By 2030 Asia will be home to nearly 55 percent of the world's urban population, up from less than a third in 1950.
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf will speak at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 19 at the Omni Houston Hotel. Asia Society Texas Center is co-hosting the luncheon event in conjunction with the Greater Houston Partnership.
The China connection, it is generally agreed, is the single most important bilateral relationship the United States has today. But how to characterize the tie between these global giants? Friends? Rivals? Is the relationship stable?
A South Korean film described as 'Hitchcockian,' together with a sensitively drawn Oscar-winner from Japan and an Indian movie that 'reinvents the musical love story,' compose the bill of fare for Asian Film Festival 2010 at Rice University.