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Defector Describes Kim Jong Un's 'Humiliation' by Xi Jinping and China

NEW YORK, October 17, 2017 — Ri Jong Ho, a former senior North Korean economic official who defected in 2014, describes a meeting in which leader Kim Jong Un expressed his dissatisfaction, and some profanity, toward China and its president. (3 min., 36 sec.)


Policy

NEW YORK, March 9, 2011 - Asia Society Associate Fellow Ahilan Kadirgamar explains that prosperity and peace in Sri Lanka must be rooted in democracy. (1 min., 58 sec.)

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NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 - Author Colin Thubron reads from and discusses To a Mountain in Tibet, a combination travel book and memoir. (1 hr., 15 min.)

Policy
NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 - Umber Ahmad, Donna Blackwell, Susan Davis, and Jo Natauri recognize corporate and nonprofit programs that are helping women in Asia and America.
Lifestyle
NEW YORK, March 4, 2011 - Ben Ryder Howe discusses his memoir about running a Korean deli in New York City with his Korean in-laws. (57 min., 23 sec.)
Arts
Columbia University's Hamid Dabashi discusses the critique of Iranian society presented in Jafar Panahi's 2003 film Crimson Gold.
Business

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 - Dr. Ajay Gondane, Amb. Frank G. Wisner, and other experts analyze the Indian government's 2011 budget and economic survey. (1 hr., 21 min.)

Arts
Hamid Dabashi, Hadi Ghaemi, Negar Mottahedeh, and Richard Peña assess the plight of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi.
Policy

NEW YORK, February 28, 2011 - Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US-China Relations Orville Schell explains how China is cracking down on protests while the government is dealing with grievances. (3 min., 26 sec.)

Arts
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New York
Duke University literature professor Negar Mottahedeh unravels the metaphor of Jafar Panahi's 2006 film Offside.
Arts
Hamid Dabashi, Shahram Karimi, and La France Hui discuss Iranian director Jafar Panahi and the 2009 film The White Meadows.
Policy

WASHINGTON DC, February 17, 2011 - Commander of the US Pacific Command, Adm. Robert F. Willard addresses strategic challenges and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. (12 min., 18 sec.)

Policy

NEW YORK, Feb 18, 2011 - Sec. Hillary Rodham Clinton remembers former Asia Society Chairman Richard C. Holbrooke during a foreign policy speech at Asia Society HQ. (3 min., 29 sec.)