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Video: Did You Bring Small Bills?

The Great LOL of China episode 11: Small Bills
Current AffairsEducation

At restaurants in the Middle Kingdom, big denominations of cash are not welcome.

Photo of the Day: Between Two Trunks in China

A woman in red is photographed as she passes between two doors and two barren tree trunks in Shanghai, China on September 14, 2015. (Lawrence Wang/Flickr)
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A woman in red is photographed as she passes between two doors and two barren tree trunks in Shanghai, China on September 14, 2015. (Lawrence Wang/Flickr)

Video: Vietnam President Responds to Xi Jinping on Island Dispute

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang speaks at Asia Society New York on September 28. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

At Asia Society New York Monday, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang addresses a recent interview where Chinese President Xi Jinping defended construction on island chains claimed by both countries.

Video: Mixed Progress on Gender Equality

Tom Nagorski, Peggy Liu, Aamina Awan, and Josette Sheeran speak at Asia Society New York. (Stella Könemann)
Current Affairs

Subjects of the new film A Single Step say that things have moved backward in some places.

Weekly Rewind: North Korea's Girl Band, Candy-Colored Apartments in Singapore, and One Million Mandarin Students in America

Hazy conditions cover the Marina Bay Circuit before the start of the practice session for the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix in Singapore on September 19, 2015. (Mohd Fyrol/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

How Is Asia's Rise Changing the Global Order?

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd moderates a discussion at Harvard Law School to launch ASPI's initiative on the future of the global order. (Benn Craig/Harvard Kenndy School)
Policy

Panelists discuss the future of the global order at Harvard University on Tuesday.

Photo of the Day: Parked on a Deserted Street in China

A rusty wheelbarrow is parked on a deserted street in Beijing, China on September 16, 2015. (Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr)
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A rusty wheelbarrow is parked on a deserted street in Beijing, China on September 16, 2015. (Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr)

Video: How 'Leninist Political Tactics' are Constraining China's Economic Reforms

(L to R) Evan Medeiros, Kevin Rudd, and Daniel H. Rosen speak at Asia Society New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

Experts say questions about the state of China's economy will hang over President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington, and that domestic Chinese politics could thwart badly needed economic reforms. 

Xi Jinping Offers an Opening

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) arrives for a meeting with five United States state governors to discuss clean technology and economic development September 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Pool/Getty)
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In a speech delivered Tuesday evening in Seattle, the Chinese president struck a conciliatory note — but will he be flexible on key policy issues?

Xi Jinping's Seattle Speech: What to Look For and How to Watch

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to deliver a speech on Tuesday evening in Seattle, Washington, on the first day of his U.S. tour. (Getty Images)
Policy

The Chinese president begins a much-anticipated trip to the United States with a speech on Tuesday night.