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Video: Xi Jinping is 'Utterly Comfortable' as a Strong Leader, Says Kevin Rudd

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron (L) greets President Xi Jinping of China as he arrives in Downing Street on October 21, 2015 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)
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The Asia Society Policy Institute President appears in a BBC news program to discuss Xi’s rise to power and his leadership style as head of the Communist Party.

Photos: The Mysterious Chinese Monkey That's 'as Endangered as the Panda'

A small family of snub-nosed monkeys. (Xi Zhinong)
Current Affairs

A new documentary focuses on a rare species of snub-nosed monkey from the secluded mountain forests of Southern China that until recently was barely known to the outside world.

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

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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: Director Educates Himself, and Audience, with Classical Dance Documentary


Sumantra Ghosal discusses how he made his film about dancer/choreographer Malavika Sarukkai, who brings a contemporary sensibility to traditional Bharatanatyam. Screening and in-person appearances at Asia Society New York on Sept. 21.

Interview: Nuanced Documentary 'Powerless' Illuminates India's Energy Crisis

Loha Singh risks his life to connect electrical wires to redirect energy to the underprivileged. (Powerless Film)

Robin Hood takes the form of a 28-year-old electrician in Kanpur, India, stealing electricity from the rich to give to the poor. Director Fahad Mustafa sheds light on the story and the risks taken in pursuit of energy equality.

Interview: Filmmaker Focuses on Sriracha, the Condiment with a Cult Following

Production of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce at Huy Fong Food’s Rosemead, CA facility. (Griffin Hammond)

On a mission to share the origins of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, video producer Griffin Hammond embarks on a new documentary about the hottest (in several senses) condiment around.

Interview: 'Other Half of Tomorrow' Filmmakers Turn Lens on Pakistan's Women

L to R: Sadia Yousaf, Batool Fatima, Sana Mir, Asmavia Iqbal and Qanita Jalil of the Pakistan Women's Cricket Team, featured in the new documentary

A candid new documentary presents the diverse lives of a set of Pakistani women and demonstrates how women are at the forefront of shaping Pakistani society. Premieres tonight at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York City.

Interview: Filmmaker Explores Effects of Climate Change on Seaside Brothel Village

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Director Giovanni Giommi explores a seaside brothel community in Bangladesh as its women navigate their lives in the face of climate change. Screening in New York this Sunday, December 2.

Interview: Filmmakers Document How Urge to Build 'Human Towers' Crosses Continents

A team of men in India balance and reach toward the sky in the documentary

Three continents. Three teams. One goal — to build human towers. Filmmakers Ram Devineni and Cano Rojas travel across India, Catalonia and Chile to document the trials and triumphs of each.

Multimedia: New Film 'Buffalo Girls' Explores World of Child Boxing in Thailand

Stam, one of two eight-year-old Thai boxers profiled in Todd Kellstein's new documentary

After years spent documenting underground child boxing in Thailand, filmmaker Todd Kellstein says, "It became clear that as a foreigner, I was in no place to judge."