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Will the Next Global Recession Be 'Made in China'?

(L to R) Ian Bremmer, Josette Sheeran, Tom Nagorski, Kevin Rudd, and Ruchir Sharma at Asia Society in New York forecast what will happen in Asia in 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Ruchir Sharma, Kevin Rudd, and Ian Bremmer spar over whether China's economic woes pose a serious threat to the world economy.

New Yorker Writers: How Coverage of China Has Evolved

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Policy

In advance of their appearance at Asia Society on Thursday, five correspondents from the magazine discuss the challenge of writing about the country.

Video: The Case For Expanding APEC Membership

In this video, the panelists discuss expanding APEC membership.
Policy

In order to expand APEC membership, non-members are encouraged to participate as observers. 

Filmmaker: The Torture of Undocumented Workers 'Made My Skin Crawl'

Filipino domestic workers attend a demonstration for migrant laborer rights. (ILO in Asia and the Pacific/Flickr)
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Producers of the documentary "I Am Not Here" discuss how they depicted the perilous situations many undocumented domestic helpers find themselves in after migrating abroad.

Flashback to 2014: Ian Bremmer's Prescient Remarks on Syrian Refugee Crisis

In this video from 2014, Eurasia Group CEO Ian Bremmer scolds the United States for its hesitancy in accepting Syrian refugees.
Current AffairsPolicy

Months before the issue dominated international deadlines, the Eurasia Group CEO scolded the U.S. for not taking in more displaced by the country's civil war.

Kevin Rudd Hails 'Ambitious' Deal on Climate Change

Asia Society Policy Institute Kevin Rudd. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current AffairsPolicy

The Asia Society Policy Institute president says that the agreement struck in Paris marks the beginning of "an effective market-sensitive mechanism" to combat climate change.

Photo of the Day: Lit Up Lanterns in Hong Kong

Red lanterns hanging in a row cast a golden glow inside Mo Man Temple in Hong Kong on November 15, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)
Multimedia

Red lanterns hanging in a row cast a golden glow inside Mo Man Temple in Hong Kong on November 15, 2015. (Tahiat Mahboob)

Documentary Explores Challenges of Reporting China's 'Contradictions'

A foreign reporter films authorities in Beijing. (Noel Hidalgo/Flickr)
Current Affairs

The latest "Assignment China" film by Mike Chinoy looks at the period from 2009 to 2012 through the eyes of foreign correspondents grappling with how to tell China's story.

Richard Holbrooke's 'Generational and Stylistic Differences' With President Obama

In this video, the filmmaker David Holbrooke engages in a Q&A about his film
Current Affairs

The late diplomat's son, the documentarian David Holbrooke, discussed his father's difficult relationship with the president at the Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Hong Kong.

Photo of the Day: Bathed in Orange in Australia

The rising sun casts an orange glow over the fields and trees in Victoria, Australia on November 9, 2015. (Graham Hartle/Flickr)
Multimedia

The rising sun casts an orange glow over the fields and trees in Victoria, Australia on November 9, 2015. (Graham Hartle/Flickr)