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Interview: China Used APEC Hosting Duties to Good Advantage, Says Top US Official

President of the National Center for APEC Monica Whaley (C) flanked by former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank Curtis S. Chin (L) and U.S. Senior Official for APEC Robert S. Wang (R) at Asia Society's 2013-14 APEC briefing in New York on Jan. 14, 2014. (Asia Society)

Hosting the APEC summit in 2014 let China present itself as a leader in free trade and regional development, according to Monica Whaley. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, December 16.

Video: Asia Game Changer of the Year Jack Ma Urges Listeners, 'Keep Your Dream Alive'

Alibaba founder and CEO Jack Ma accepts his Asia Society Asia Game Changer of the Year award at the United Nations in New York City on Oct. 16, 2014. (Ann Billingsley/Asia Society)
Current AffairsBusiness

Accepting his award from Asia Society, the Alibaba founder and CEO recounted modest beginnings and issued a call to independence and nonconformity.

Video: Ian Bremmer on How US Foreign Policy Is 'Becoming More Chinese'

Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, speaks at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The Eurasia Group president shared his views on U.S. policy toward Asia, the geopolitical leadership vacuum, China’s business environment, and U.S.-China relations, among other subjects.

Interview: Bitcoin Advocate Claims Currency Comes With 'Power, But Also Responsibility'

A pile of Bitcoin keychains. (BTC Keychain/Flickr)
Current AffairsBusiness

Jehan Chu, founder of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, explains the "enormous power, but also responsibility" inherent in the digital currency. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong Center today, June 23.

How New Geopolitical Risks Are Shaping Asia’s Business Landscape

Chinese nationals disembark from the passenger vessel Wuzhishan after the ship arrived at the Xiuying Port on May 20, 2014 in Haikou, China. The first group of violence-stricken Chinese workers, 989 in total, arrived at Xiuying Port from Vietnam to escape rioters protesting against a Chinese oil rig that was erected in an area of the South China Sea that they believe to be Vietnamese territory. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
Policy

Shom Sen, Wadsworth Fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute, looks at how businesses can better manage risks arising from tensions within Asia.

MTV World Head Envisions Pop Culture 'Global Community' in Asia Society Talk

Nusrat Durrani addressing Asia Society's 2014 Diversity Leadership Forum in New York City on June 9, 2014.
Current AffairsLifestyle

MTV World General Manager Nusrat Durrani opens up about being an "outsider in India" during keynote address at Asia Society's 2014 Diversity Leadership Forum.

Video: Foreign Investment and Indonesia's 'Big Messy Democracy'

Control Risk Group's Dane Chamorro.
Current AffairsBusinessPolicy

Control Risk Group's Dane Chamorro discusses the upcoming presidential election in Indonesia and its potential effect on foreign investment in the world's third-largest democracy.

Why China's High-Tech Investment Surge Matters to US Competitiveness

Panelists discuss Chinese investment in U.S. high-tech sectors at Asia Society's New York center on April 17, 2014. (James Kochien/Asia Society)
Business

Panelists discussed how Chinese investments are powering the growth of U.S. technology businesses and what policymakers in the U.S. and China must do to maintain the cross-border flow of investments and knowledge.

Interview: Are US Companies Better at Operating in Asia Than Asian Ones?

Telstra Global's Tom Homer discusses what it takes to be an
Business

A report commission by Australian media firm Telstra suggests that over the last three years, U.S.-headquartered companies operating in Asia have been more successful than Asian companies.

Interview: Business Reporter Says China's Opportunities 'Could Just Be Taking Off'

(Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

"The long-awaited Chinese consumption boom could finally be approaching," journalist Gwynn Guilford tells Asia Blog. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, March 25.