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Photo of the Day: Riding Through the Cherry Blossoms in Japan

A slope car makes its way down a trail of cherry blossoms from the top of a hill in Funaoka Castle Ruin Park, Japan on April 17, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)
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A slope car makes its way down a trail of cherry blossoms from the top of a hill in Funaoka Castle Ruin Park, Japan on April 17, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)

Interview: What Costs Will Fracking Bring to China?

(James West)
Current AffairsSustainability

Fracking has some potential to offset China's dependence on coal, but already-burdened local communities will still bear the brunt of resulting costs. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Wednesday, June 11.

Photo of the Day: Light Trails in Taiwan

The traffic flows on the overpasses in Taoyuan, Taiwan on May 17, 2014. (Max Chu/Flickr)
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The traffic flows on the overpasses in Taoyuan, Taiwan on May 17, 2014. (Max Chu/Flickr)

Interview: Louisa Lim on Tiananmen and China's 'Morality Crisis'

Louisa Lim (Leila Navidi)
Current Affairs

Louisa Lim, author of The People's Republic of Amnesia, says "we seem further than ever from any reevaluation of the killings of 1989."

Photo of the Day: Colors of Dusk in Japan

A boat is tied near a stone bridge at dusk in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District, Japan on April 25, 2014. (Les Taylor/Flickr)
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A boat is tied near a stone bridge at dusk in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District, Japan on April 25, 2014. (Les Taylor/Flickr)

Watch: Former Diplomats on U.S.-Iran Mistrust in Their Nuclear Negotiations

Hamid Biglari (L), Ambassador Hossein Mousavian (C), and Gary Sick (R) discuss U.S.-Iran relations at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Hossein Mousavian and Gary Sick traced the history of U.S.-Iran relations and how the two countries’ longstanding opposition has affected negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.

Photo of the Day: A Night View of the Hong Kong Skyline

Looking west from Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, the International Financial Center stands in the low-hanging clouds on April 15, 2014. (Peter Thoeny/Flickr)
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Looking west from Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, the International Financial Center stands in the low-hanging clouds on April 15, 2014. (Peter Thoeny/Flickr)

Interview: What Does it Take to Be a Philanthropist in China?

John D. Rockefeller Sr. and John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1925. (Rockefeller Archive Center)
Current Affairs

Chinese philanthropy is growing rapidly but still isn't equipped to address long-term challenges, says the president of the China Medical Board. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York Thursday, June 5.

Tiananmen at 25: Looking Back on a Dark Day in China's History

A girl wounded during the clash between the army and students on June 4, 1989 near Beijing's Tiananmen Square is carried out by a cart. (Manuel Ceneta/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Susan Jakes, editor of Asia Society's ChinaFile website, offers some recommended reading on this 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Microsoft Unveils Skype Speech Translator, But Don't Ditch Your Vocab Flash Cards

Current AffairsEducation

As a native Mandarin speaker and a diligent student of English and German, I can't help asking whether machine translation signals the obsolescence of learning a foreign language.