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Migrant Workers in China: Hukou, Hope and Beyond (Complete)

HONG KONG, April 10, 2017 — As part of the Jack Tang Memorial Lecture Series, panelists address various social issues related to China’s ambitious plan to issue 100 million urban hukous (household registration system) to migrant workers by 2020. While this plan favors more educated and skilled workers, panelists explore how efforts between government, the private sector, and NGOs can join forces to support those trapped by the growing poverty and equality gap. (1 hr., 36 min.)


Policy
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Business
Video Excerpt: Edwin Feulner outlines necessary reforms for India’s economic growth in Mumbai, India, September 1, 2008. (5 min., 7 sec.)
Arts
Video highlights from The Beats in India—A Symposium (8 min., 25 sec.)
Policy
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Policy
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Policy
Video Excerpt: Zhu Keliang lists the Rural Development Institute (RDI), Michigan State University, and Beijing's Renmin University's joint survey's key recommendations
Arts
NEW YORK, April 8, 2009 - Samuel Morse of Amherst College discusses the Japanese elements of the Asia Society's Rockefeller Collection in a lecture honoring the art historian and collector Sherman E.
Arts
Video Excerpt: Samuel Morse describes Sherman Lee and John D. Rockefeller 3rd's shared belief in art as a tool for cultural diplomacy. (1 min., 37 sec.)
Arts
NEW YORK, April 6, 2009 - Business Writers Series with Pallavi Aiyar, author of Smoke and Mirrors: An Experience of China. (1 hr., 19 sec.)
Arts
Video Excerpt: Author Pallavi Aiyar discusses Indians' growing awareness of China, and the growing Indian community in Beijing, at the Asia Society, April 6, 2009. (2 min., 22 sec.)
Policy
NEW YORK, April 2, 2009 - Panel discusses Asia Society's new Task Force report, which recommends a new strategy in the US administration's efforts in stabilizing Afghanistan-Pakistan.
Policy
Video Excerpt: Lord Paddy Ashdown stresses the "grave consequences of failure in Afghanistan" during a discussion at the Asia Society, April 2, 2009. (3 min., 9 sec.)