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Felix Ruano on Why Poor Communities Need a Global Understanding

Felix Ruano. (Asia Society)

A Harvard student from a poor immigrant family discusses why having an international perspective is critical for succeeding in an increasingly globalized world.

Yu Lizhong: Global Competence Key 'To Do Well and to Do Good'

NYU Shanghai Chancellor Yu Lizhong at the 2015 National Chinese Language Conference in Atlanta. (Ben Kornegay/ProgressiveImagesPhoto)

Says the NYU Shanghai chancellor: "We live and work today in a world defined by the steady convergence of cultures across the globe."

How Artists and Museums Can Embrace Globalism

(Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

How a groundbreaking Chinese artist "pressures the viewer to think" about social and environmental issues in a global context.

North Korean Nuclear Test Complicates Quest for East Asian Regional Security

Residents look up at a big screen TV in front of Pyongyang railway station showing television presenter Ri Chun-Hee officially announcing that the country successfully tested a nuclear warhead earlier in the day on September 9, 2016. (Kim Won-Jin/AFP/Getty)

Friday's incident is certain to raise tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

The Sacred Islamic Tradition of the Hajj in 8 Photos

Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on November 30, 2009. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The annual pilgrimage brings roughly two million Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

How China's Leaders are 'Empowering the Very People They Fear' in Hong Kong

Nathan Law (C) speaks at a rally with Jousha Wong (centre L) and supporters in Causeway bay following Nathan Law's win in the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong on September 5, 2016. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Richard Bush of the Brookings Institute describes how Beijing has "empowered radicals" and "marginalized moderates" in its attempt to control Hong Kong.

Individualism, Internationalism, and China's 'Post-90s' Generation

Chinese fans scream during a rock music festival in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on June 11, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Tom Doctoroff challenges the idea that "post-90s" Chinese are becoming more individualistic, and reconciles patterns of nationalism and internationalism.

Obama, Climate Change, and the China G-20 Summit: An Explainer

Dough figurines by folk craftsman Wu Xiaoli depict G-20 leaders coming to the 11th G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, China. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

ASPI Director of Asian Sustainability Jackson Ewing explains the climate change backdrop for the upcoming summit of leaders from 20 major economies.

15 Photos Exploring the Filipino Obsession With Basketball

In the local villages of Cebu, Philippines, kids and adults will play basketball in flip flops on pretty rough terrain. (Richard James Daniels)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Photographer Richard James Daniels' project documents the significance of the country's favorite pastime. 

Historian: China's Economic Reforms Actually Started During the Cultural Revolution

In June, 1966, Chinese Red Guards — high school and university students — wave copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

The author Frank Dikötter argues in a new book that China's capitalist transformation began before Deng Xiaoping formally introduced market reforms.