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'Coal + Ice' Exhibition Documents the Cost of Chinese Growth

Visitors wearing face masks brave air pollution in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. (Wang Zhen/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent AffairsPolicySustainability

China's struggle to maintain economic growth without damaging the environment continues despite ramped up government efforts.

At APEC, Asia Society President Discusses 'Megatrends' That Could Help Eradicate Poverty

Asia Society President Josette Sheeran speaks at the APEC SME Summit in Manila on November 17, 2015.
Current Affairs

Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Small and Medium Enterprise Summit in Manilla, Josette Sheeran explains how connectivity, self-empowerment, and the rise of Asia are reshaping the world.

'Start Early, Go Broadly, and Go Far Beyond School'

University of Chicago professor James Heckman speaks at the Forum on the Future of Education in Asia in Hong Kong on November 16, 2015. (Alex Leung/Asia Society)

Dr. James Heckman believes that non-cognitive skills are crucial to educational success.

China, the U.S., and Islamic Terrorism

President Xi Jinping of China and President Barack Obama of the United States meet in the Netherlands in 2014. (U.S. Embassy The Hague/Flickr)
Current AffairsPolicy

Can Beijing and Washington find common ground in fighting Islamic terror?

#TBT: In 2012, Singapore's Prime Minister Discusses China's Rising Influence

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaking at Asia Society in Sydney, Australia, on October 12, 2012. (Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong dropped by Asia Society in Australia.

Filmmaker Recounts Quest to Understand the 'Insanity' of the Nuclear Age

The Trillo nuclear power plant in Trillo, Spain. (Rodrigo Gómez Sanz/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Masako Sakata discusses her films depicting the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

The Significance of Myanmar's Historic Elections

Residents of Yangon, Myanmar celebrate the results of the country's democratic elections on Sunday, November 8. (Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

The victory of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy represents tremendous democratic progress in the Southeast Asian nation. But major challenges remain.

Filmmaker: Documentary on Rape in India Was a 'Cry of My Conscience'

Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi discusses her documentary Daughters of Mother India. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Filmmaker Vibha Bakshi discusses how she gained access to shoot her documentary Daughters of Mother India, and why a similar film on sexual violence against women was banned in the country.

Zhang Yimou: 'Thank You for the Award. I'll Do Much Better in the Future'

Zhang Yimou delivers a speech after winning a Lifetime Achievement award at the U.S.-China Film Summit gala in Los Angeles, California. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

The acclaimed Chinese director, who accepted a Lifetime Achievement award at the U.S-China Film Summit, painted a bright picture of the future of Sino-American collaboration.

China's Elusive Search for Innovation

Lei Jun, popularly known as China's

The economic powerhouse has long struggled to create new products and ideas — but this may be about to change.