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Chinese Activist Describes How International Feminists Can Help in China

Chinese feminist Li Maizi leads a protest against domestic violence. (Li Maizi)
Current Affairs

Though NGO and charity laws are tightening in China, there are still ways feminists and LGBT activists can help each other across borders, says feminist Li Maizi.

Video: Yao Ming Discusses His Adjustment to the NBA and Life in Texas

Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images
Current Affairs

"The key is to find something that we have in common. We all agree about something."

How U.S.-China Cooperation Spurred Global Momentum on Climate Change

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting ahead of the opening of the UN conference on climate change COP21 on November 30, 2015. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The Sino-American partnership on climate change benefits more than just the two countries.

Li Maizi of China's 'Feminist Five' Speaks Out About Detention

Chinese feminist activist Li Maizi. (Li Maizi)
Current Affairs

In 2015, five Chinese feminists were arrested and detained for 37 days for planning an anti-sexual harassment campaign. In this video, one of those five shares her story.

George Takei: Asian American Stereotypes Are 'Demeaning and Dehumanizing'

George Takei discusses how stereotypes deeply impacted his family growing up. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"Those innocuous stereotypes are something we have to fight," the actor says of the Oscars sketch. "I don't consider it funny, and I have a sense of humor."

Surveys Found Majority of Chinese Actually Supported South China Sea Arbitration

U.S. Marines amphibious assault vehicles speed past a landing ship during an amphibious landing exercise on April 21, 2015 as part of annual Philippine-U.S. joint maneuvers some 137 miles east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea — an area contested by China and the Philippines. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

China's government has rejected and condemned international arbitration of its maritime disputes — so why do polls suggest that the Chinese population recently felt differently?

Marco Polo's Leonard Wu: TV Streaming Sites Are Good for Diversity

Diana Ragland
Current Affairs

The star of Netflix's Marco Polo says that Asian-Americans are beginning to "hold Hollywood accountable" in casting decisions.

After the Ruling — What's Next in the South China Sea?

Vietnamese nationals mount a protest rally against China's territorial claims in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea on July 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society experts discuss what will follow the international tribunal's rebuke of China's maritime claims.

The Death of Pakistan's 'Living Saint'

Pakistani supporters of Abdul Sattar Edhi hold candles during a candlelight vigil in his memory in Lahore on July 10, 2016. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who died on Friday at 88, rose above his country's divisions.

Podcast: China's Economy — Headed for a Crash?

Two cleaners have a rest on a bench at the Bund before the Huangpu River and the skyline of the Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

As the "China Miracle" runs out of steam, experts are divided on just how bad it will get. The Asia Society Podcast dissects what the country is grappling with.