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Video: Kevin Rudd on How the U.S. and China Are Correcting Their Trust Deficit

Policy

The incoming Asia Society Policy Institute president said he believes U.S. and Chinese leaders have established “the beginnings of a framework” to manage difficult elements of the U.S.-China relationship while advancing shared interests.

In Images and Video, Visualizing China's Environmental Crisis

A screen grab from Jia Zhangke's recent short film 'Smog Journeys.'
Multimedia

In a chilling new short film, Chinese director Jia Zhangke illustrates the subtle effects of China's air pollution on everyday life. Here are five other attempts to visualize China’s dire environmental crisis.

Kevin Rudd: Amid Tensions, Asia Needs More Robust Regional Institutions

Former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd will speak on Asia's challenges at the World Economic Forum in Davos this Saturday. (Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

"Because the Asia-Pacific region looms as being the strategic cockpit of the 21st century, we need more robust institutions than those we have at present," said the incoming Asia Society Policy Institute president.

Photo of the Day: Spiraling Rice Terraces in China

Fog blankets the Honghe Hani rice terraces in Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China on January 16, 2015. (inkelv1122/Flickr)
Multimedia

Fog blankets the Honghe Hani rice terraces in Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China on January 16, 2015. (inkelv1122/Flickr)

Interview: Anti-Trafficking Expert Explains How and Why Slavery Is Thriving in Asia

Children are pictured with candles during a protest against child slavery attended by Indian Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi on Nov. 22, 2014. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Matt Friedman explains how people across the world are forced into slavery, and how the fight against it is being lost. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong on January 22.

Video: A Young Filmmaker's Journey from Small-Town Sichuan to the Oscars

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ArtsCurrent Affairs

Despite not advancing to the final list of nominees announced on January 15, filmmaker Mu Zijian has made his mark by being the first Chinese national ever shortlisted in the Academy Awards' "Best Documentary Short" category.

Interview: Chinese News Assistants React to Arrest of Colleague Zhang Miao

Screen grab taken on January 16, 2014 of Die Zeit’s online coverage of Zhang Miao’s imprisonment.
Current Affairs

The three-month detention of a Chinese researcher for the German newspaper Die Zeit in Beijing prompts her peers to reflect on the risks they face.

Multimedia: Emerging Chinese Composers Bring Local Sounds to Global Stage

Wu Shuang in Qin Yi's multimedia work
Arts

Up-and-coming Chinese composers Sam Wu, Qin Yi, and Zulan made their U.S. debuts on Asia Society's stage with three eclectic works in Shanghai/New York: Future Histories.

Photo of the Day: Tranquil Reflections in China

A bridge flanked by trees forms a serene reflection in a pond in Beijing, China on January 8, 2015. (Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr)
Multimedia

A bridge flanked by trees forms a serene reflection in a pond in Beijing, China on January 8, 2015. (Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr)

Ten of the Biggest Stories from China in 2014

Runners in masks file past a soldier during the Beijing Marathon. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Approaching its second anniversary, ChinaFile looks back on its coverage of 2014, which was, "as ever, an eventful year for China."