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Obama, Climate Change, and the China G-20 Summit: An Explainer

Dough figurines by folk craftsman Wu Xiaoli depict G-20 leaders coming to the 11th G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, China. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

ASPI Director of Asian Sustainability Jackson Ewing explains the climate change backdrop for the upcoming summit of leaders from 20 major economies.

15 Photos Exploring the Filipino Obsession With Basketball

In the local villages of Cebu, Philippines, kids and adults will play basketball in flip flops on pretty rough terrain. (Richard James Daniels)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Photographer Richard James Daniels' project documents the significance of the country's favorite pastime. 

Historian: China's Economic Reforms Actually Started During the Cultural Revolution

In June, 1966, Chinese Red Guards — high school and university students — wave copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's
Current Affairs

The author Frank Dikötter argues in a new book that China's capitalist transformation began before Deng Xiaoping formally introduced market reforms.

The Evolution of Chinese Food as a 'Cultural Ambassador'

A meal at a Chinese restaurant in Daly City, California. (Joanne Wan/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

Culinary experts discuss how the evolution of Chinese food in America suggests a bridging and increased understanding between the two nations.

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Celebrated Buddhist Temple Complex

Collapsed walls surround an ancient pagoda after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan on August 24, 2016. (Soe Moe Ang/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The 6.8-magnitude quake killed three and destroyed temples in Bagan, one of the Southeast Asian country's most important tourist areas.

CEO Lulu C. Wang: 'I Was Not Intimidated' by Male-Dominated Financial Field

CEO of Tupelo Capital Management LLC Lulu Chow Wang attends the 'AOL: Women In Business' New York screening at New York Stock Exchange on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

"There was nothing that could not be done because I was a girl or a woman. If I enjoyed something, I went for it."

NBC Sitcom Reveals Network TV's First Undocumented Asian Immigrant

Mateo, portrayed by Nico Santos, in the NBC sitcom 'Superstore.' (Vivian Zink/NBC | 2015 NBCUniversal Media, LLC)
Current Affairs

Mateo, a character on the show 'Superstore,' evokes the experience of Jose Antonio Vargas.

How Trump's Newest Advisor Sees China's 'Militarism'

UC Irvine economist Peter Navarro discusses his view on Chinese
Current AffairsPolicy

Donald Trump's new advisor Peter Navarro claims China is on the verge of surpassing the United States in military capability.

Roundup: Asians at the Olympics, Beyond the Games

Chinese diver Qin Kai proposes to silver medalist He Zi of China on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Diving 3m Springboard Final. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A proposal, a shattered taboo, a PR fail, and when just showing up is what counts.

Does North Korea Make the Best Beer in Asia?

A waitress carries jugs of beer to guests before the opening of the Pyongyang Taedonggang Beer Festival on the banks of the Taedong river in Pyongyang on August 12, 2016. (Kim Won-jin/AFP/Getty)
Current AffairsFood & Recipes

Foreign visitors are often surprised by the richness of macro and microbrews in "the hermit kingdom."