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Video: Kevin Rudd on How Economic Priorities Are Shaping China's Relations with Japan and the US

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shakes hands with China's 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/Getty Images)
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The Honorable Kevin Rudd, incoming President of the Asia Society Policy Institute, assessed China’s changing relationships with Japan and the United States in an interview with Christiane Amanpour of CNN.

Photo of the Day: A Smattering of Messages in Hong Kong

Hundreds of post-it notes carrying messages from protestors line a public wall in Hong Kong on October 28, 2014. (Victor Wong/Flickr)
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Hundreds of post-it notes carrying messages from protestors line a public wall in Hong Kong on October 28, 2014. (Victor Wong/Flickr)

Interview: Pakistan's First Woman Cartoonist Shapes Young Minds, and Society

Shown here in her Islamabad office, Nigar Nazar is Pakistan's first professional female cartoonist, known to generations of readers as the creator of the iconic character
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"Cartoons can have a huge impact," says Pakistan's first professional woman cartoonist, who was just named one of the "100 Women of 2014" by the BBC.

President Jokowi and Indonesia's Cabinet Step Onto the World Stage

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center R) shakes hands with Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (front L) during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) on November 7, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Greg Baker/Getty Images)
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Dewi Astuti with the Asia Society Policy Institute argues that President Jokowi of Indonesia and his newly appointed cabinet must begin showing their international savvy at key regional meetings over the next two weeks.

US-China Film Summit: The Training Wheels Are Coming Off, But That’s Not Necessarily a Good Thing

L to R: Thomas McLain, Chair, Asia Society Southern California; Jeff Robinov, Founder and CEO Studio 8; Jingyan Huang, Managing Director, Pictures, Entertainment and Derivatives Division, Fosum; Sheri Jeffrey, Partner, Hogan Lovells; and Peter Shaio, Chairman, EMAISA and CEO Orb Media Group, at the 2014 Asia Society U.S.-China Film Summit and Gala, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 2014. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Amid a surge of renewed optimism about Chinese-U.S. co-productions, Jonathan Landreth reports, some industry veterans on both sides of the Pacific caution that there are still a few kinks to be worked out.

Photo of the Day: Riding Into the Sunset in Indonesia

Horseback riders make their way across Legian Beach, Indonesia on September 13, 2014. (Tom Roeleveld/Flickr)
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Horseback riders make their way across Legian Beach, Indonesia on September 13, 2014. (Tom Roeleveld/Flickr)

Listen: Dali Yang Explains Why 'China Has No Hope' Without Stronger Rule of Law

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) delivers his speech for the National Day reception marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at The Great Hall Of The People on September 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)
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Dali Yang of the University of Chicago assesses China’s prospects for political reform under Xi Jinping, for the latest edition of ASPI’s AsiaConnect briefing series.

Book Excerpt: 'Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific' by Robert D. Kaplan

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In Beijing, U.S. foreign policy expert Robert D. Kaplan finds himself repeatedly returning to the idea of containment, "the wrong word that unfortunately harbors a great truth." Author appearance at Asia Society New York on November 12, 2014.

Photo of the Day: A Lone Trekker in Sri Lanka

An elephant walks in solitude across grassy terrain in Sri Lanka on August 13, 2014. (kevin/Flickr)
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An elephant walks in solitude across grassy terrain in Sri Lanka on August 13, 2014. (kevin/Flickr)

Interview: Dancer/Choreographer Ramli Ibrahim Embraces Indian Tradition, Malaysian Context

Malaysia's Sutra Dance Theater presents
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How does a diaspora cultural manifestation measure up to the original? What happens when globalization allows culture to flow freely through national barriers? Malaysian dancer/choreographer Ramli Ibrahim tackles these and other big questions ahead of his group's performances at Asia Society New York.