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Video: Trash Talking, Literally, with China's Determined Documentarian Wang Jiuliang

Empty plastic bottles in China. (Carsten ten Brink/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Ahead of his August 20 Asia Society New York appearance, filmmaker Wang Jiuliang talks about his experience documenting landfills in Beijing and his upcoming documentary Plastic China.

Video: Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success, and Who She'd Like to Fistfight

Arianna Huffington talks with Josette Sheeran at Asia Society's President's Forum event in New York on June 26, 2014. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsLifestyle

Media magnate Arianna Huffington spoke with Asia Society's Josette Sheeran about a wide range of topics spanning politics, economics, culture, media, and her latest book.

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.

Book Excerpt: 'The Contest of the Century' by Geoff Dyer

Policy

Geoff Dyer's new book anticipates "an old-fashioned struggle for influence and power between China and the U.S., the two most important nations in the world." In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, March 20.

Photos: 'Bishan Project' Aims to Reinvent, Yet Preserve, China's Rural Identity

Wang Shuochang and his wife Shu Juzhen having lunch at home. (Sun Yunfan)
Multimedia

Grantees of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Sun Yunfan and Leah Thompson use up-to-the-minute technology to document the changes facing a traditional Chinese village in an era of urbanization and globalization.

Book Excerpt: 'Debating China: The US-China Relationship in Ten Conversations'

A Chinese construction worker sets rebar on an apartment building under construction as a development and a real estate boom takes hold in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in October 2012. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

China scholars Elizabeth Economy and Zha Daojiong contrast U.S. and Chinese approaches to investment and development worldwide. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York this Thursday, January 9.

Could Beijing's Air Today Really Be Worse Than Ground Zero's After 9/11?

Commuters cross a Beijing street in heavy air pollution, January 30, 2013. On this day, when PM2.5 readings reached a high of 315, according to measurements taken by the U.S. Department of State, Beijing officials urged people to stay indoors. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

As we pause to reflect on this somber anniversary, Emily Brill over at ChinaFile poses a rather unusual question: "Beijing’s Air in 2013 or Ground Zero’s After 9/11: Which Was Worse?" Her findings may surprise you.

From Standing Committee to Standing Trial: Understanding Bo Xilai's Fall From Grace

Commuters look at the Intermediate People's Court — where Bo Xilai was indicted and his case is expected to be heard — reflected in a bus window in Jinan, Shandong province on July 25, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

The ex-Chongqing party chief behind one of China's most notorious scandals in memory has been indicted on charges of bribery, abuse of power, and corruption. ChinaFile has the latest expert opinions ahead of the landmark trial.

Carl Minzner: China's Legal System Risks 'Hard Landing'

Before a security crackdown, a demonstrator protests the construction of a 55.9 billion yuan (US$8.9 billion) chemical plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, on October 28, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Law professor Carl Minzner argues that if China doesn't reform its legal system, the country "might resemble 19th-century Russia more than 20th-century South Korea or Taiwan."

Why a Proposed Chinese Takeover is Washington's Latest Pork Outrage

CEO of Smithfield Foods Larry Pope (L) and Matthew Slaughter (R), director of the Center for Global Business and Government, answer questions during a Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee hearing, July 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Business

Would the largest Chinese takeover of an American company compromise American's national security? ChinaFile experts weigh in.