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China's One Child Policy Was 'The Stupidest Thing A Country Ever Could Have Done'

A mural in a village near Beijing stresses adherence to China's birth limits. (Eric Fish/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The demographer Dudley Poston says China's relaxation of birth limits will do little to alleviate the gamut of problems stemming from the long-standing policy.

How a Robust Media Has Transformed Afghanistan

Young Afghan children carry cow dung, to be used as fuel, as they walk on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Saad Mohseni describes how his country's spirited media scene has helped it recover from Taliban rule.

Interview: 'Fresh Off the Boat' Star Randall Park on Being an Asian-American in the Comedy World

Randall Park currently stars on the ABC television show 'Fresh Off the Boat.' (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"American comedy has had a rich history of lame Asian-American portrayals."

Video: Ajay Piramal Wants to Bring Fine Art to the Masses

As one of India's richest and most successful businessmen, Ajay Piramal uses his wealth to contribute to making art accessible to the general public. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

"We are so busy in our lives to make money that we forget art."

Kaiser Kuo on Baidu, Foreign Reportage, and the 'Paradoxes' of China

Kaiser Kuo
Current Affairs

After two decades of bridging Chinese and American cultures in various roles, the rocker, writer, podcaster, and techie looks back as he prepares to leave China.

Aung San Suu Kyi's 'Powerful Position' After Myanmar's Elections

Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) hold a banner displaying the portraits of new Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (L) and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (R) in Yangon on April 10, 2016 ahead of the Thingyan new year festival. (ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, discussed the Burmese icon's enhanced role in her country's new government during a recent AsiaConnect call.

Nepal Earthquake, One Year Later: 'We Are Still Being Reminded That It's Not Over'

Pedestrians walking by earthquake-damaged buildings in Durbar Square in Kathmandu on April 23, 2016. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A slow rebuilding process, government turmoil, and aftershocks serve as constant reminders of the earthquake that struck one year ago.

George Soros: 'Eerie Resemblance' Between China Now and Pre-Financial Crisis U.S.

George Soros speaks at Asia Society in New York on April 20, 2016. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Financial Times journalists and the billionaire investor note warning signs of an impending Chinese hard landing. 

Ajay Piramal: Five Lessons in the Life of 'India's Warren Buffett'

Ajay Piramal is one of India's wealthiest and most successful businessmen. (Richter Frank-Jurgen/Flickr)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

Humility, faith, and a willingness to make mistakes has turned Piramal into one of India's most successful business people.

Bringing 'American Food' to the Streets of China

Howie Southworth slurps pork trotters with Chef Yang Jiaquan at the Qianhe Hotel in Qilin, Yunnan, China. (Howie Southworth)

"Sauced in Translation" host Howie Southworth discusses his food travels across China — where he soaks up local cuisine while whipping up American food for Chinese crowds.