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Gross National Happiness vs. Gross Domestic Product

Bhutan has been rated the happiest country in Asia. (Michael Foley Photography/Flickr)
Policy

While the U.N. debates the merits of Bhutan's way of thinking, Asia Society's Andrew Billo writes that wellbeing and happiness in Southeast Asia can only be achieved by avoiding resource depletion.

Video: Exploring the Underground World of Chinese Hip Hop

Multimedia

Matthew Niederhauser, a veteran observer of Beijing's music scene, provides a lively overview of hip hop in China — where it came from and where it's headed.

Interview: Vali Nasr on Revisiting US Strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Vali Nasr, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University and former advisor to Richard Holbrooke. (Vali Nasr/Flickr)
Policy

Whether the U.S. agrees or not, argues Vali Nasr, "Pakistan more than any other country will decide the fate of Afghanistan."

Photo of the Day: 'Remixed' Transportation in the Philippines

Multimedia

A Tricycle and jeepney in Nagcarlan, Philippines on March 24, 2012. (jojo nicdao /Flickr)

The 'Myth' of Urbanization as a Driver of Economic Growth in China

Asia Society Associate Fellow Alexandra Harney on Bloomberg News earlier today.
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Alexandra Harney talks to Bloomberg News about how China's labor reform efforts could boost domestic consumption by making migrant workers more permanent.

Interview: How Small US Businesses Can Make Money in China

Shipping containers in Atlanta, Georgia. (Je Kemp/Flickr)
Business

Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Frank Lavin is trying to make "Made in America" popular again. He'll speak at Asia Society New York on April 10.

Interview: James Law Creates Innovative 'Cybertecture' for the 21st Century

James Law's Cybertecture Mirror in action. (cybertecturemirror.com)
Lifestyle

The Hong Kong-based designer behind the Cybertecture Mirror shares his thoughts on innovative product solutions, architecture, and technology.

Hong Kong Designer Tells New York Apartment Dwellers to 'Blur the Boundaries'

Hong Kong designer Gary Chang demonstrates his
Lifestyle

In an interview with Asia Blog, Gary Chang, inventor of the remarkable "Domestic Transformer" apartment, shares some secrets for adapting to a small living space.

Photo of the Day: Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia

Multimedia

Sunset at Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia on February 1, 2012. (๑۩๑ V ๑۩๑/Flickr)

Myanmar Elections Show 'Nascent Return' Of Opposition Politics

National League for Democracy (NLD) supporters celebrate their victory in parliamentary elections outside party headquarters on April 1, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio sees hope in Myanmar's parliamentary elections and calls on the U.S. to respond by easing sanctions.