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Kevin Rudd: The Obama-Xi Summit Could Be 'Difficult'

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders meeting at Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Having recently visited Beijing and met with senior Chinese officials there, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd shares his insights on the agenda for the upcoming Obama-Xi summit.

Weekly Rewind: China's Funeral Revolutionaries, North Korea's Art Scene, and the First Asian-American Hulk

Oarsmen row boats during the traditional annual boat race festival at a Rudra Sagar lake in Melaghar, India on September 6, 2015. (Arindam Dey/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.

Should President Obama Meet Xi Jinping at All?

President Barack Obama presents President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China with a gift of an inscribed redwood park bench at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif., June 8, 2013.
Current AffairsPolicy

Experts weigh whether a state visit by the Chinese leader will ease tensions — or exacerbate them.

Video: The Rich World of Cheap Chinese Food

The Great LOL of China episode 10: Same Food New Style
Current AffairsEducation

In the tenth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse explores the wonderful world of homestyle Chinese cooking, which can taste a whole lot better than the fare at China’s most expensive restaurants. So what if China’s most basic dishes got the high-end advertising campaign they deserve?

Weekly Rewind: Thailand's 'Tear-Jerker' Ads, China's Nouveau Riche, and Picking New Zealand's Flag

Soldiers parade in front of the mausoleum of late president Ho Chi Minh, founder of today's communist Vietnam, as the communist regime celebrates its 70th anniversary in Hanoi on September 2, 2015. (Hoang Dinh Nam/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.

Photo of the Day: Sacred Offerings in China

Intricately carved figures of Buddha and other religious figures are laden with offerings at the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai, China on March 29, 2015. (Tybo/Flickr)
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Intricately carved figures of Buddha and other religious figures are laden with offerings at the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai, China on March 29, 2015. (Tybo/Flickr)

Who Is Xi Jinping? Introducing the Asia Society Podcast

Chinese President Xi Jinping stands by national flags in Berlin on March 28, 2014. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

The first episode of the Asia Society Podcast explores the man that some have labeled the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao.

Video: China's Vice Finance Minister Says Government 'Must Take Action' to Control Market Panic

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Policy

ASPI President Kevin Rudd, guest-hosting “Amanpour” on CNN International, discussed China's stock market and economy with Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao and climate change with Lord Nicholas Stern and Christiana Figueres.

Weekly Rewind: Mobile Games for Conservation, A Look at Yemen, and Taiwan's 'Rainbow Grandpa'

Smoke billows following air-strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on a weapons depot at a military airport, currently controlled by Yemeni Shiite Huthi rebels, in the capital Sanaa on August 20, 2015.  (Mohammed Huwais/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.

Video: Battle of the Weibo Bots

The Great LOL of China episode 9: Social Media Madness
Current AffairsEducation

In the ninth episode of The Great LOL of China comedy series, Jesse Appell laments all the fake "bot" followers his show is attracting. So he hits the streets of Beijing to dredge up real fans.