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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.

Asian Athletes Are Turning In Historical Performances at the Olympics

Tingmao Shi (R) and Minxia Wu (L) of China compete in the Women's Diving Synchronised 3m Springboard Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Vietnam's first ever gold medalist, Uzbekistan's seven-time Olympian gymnast, and many others are making history in Rio de Janeiro.

Surveys Found Majority of Chinese Actually Supported South China Sea Arbitration

U.S. Marines amphibious assault vehicles speed past a landing ship during an amphibious landing exercise on April 21, 2015 as part of annual Philippine-U.S. joint maneuvers some 137 miles east of the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea — an area contested by China and the Philippines. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

China's government has rejected and condemned international arbitration of its maritime disputes — so why do polls suggest that the Chinese population recently felt differently?

After the Ruling — What's Next in the South China Sea?

Vietnamese nationals mount a protest rally against China's territorial claims in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea on July 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Asia Society experts discuss what will follow the international tribunal's rebuke of China's maritime claims.

How an Iconic American Hot Dog Restaurant Came to the Philippines

Pink's Hot Dogs
Arts

Richard Pink, owner of Los Angeles' famed Pink's Hot Dogs, tells Asia Society Southern California why he chose Manila for his first international expansion.

China is Perhaps the 'Biggest Victim' in South China Sea, Says Former Foreign Minister

Former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing holds a copy of the Charter of the United Nations at Asia Society in New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Li Zhaoxing had strong words about a pending South China Sea arbitration case with the Philippines — and for the United States.

How Historical 'Humiliation' Drives China's Maritime Claims

A Chinese base built in 1995 stands in Mischief Reef of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. (Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In an interview with Asia Blog, the journalist and author Bill Hayton discusses the thinking behind China’s recent actions in the South China Sea, and why Beijing may soon reassess moves to enforce them.

Interview: First Transgender Woman in Philippines' Congress on the 'Beginning of Change' in Her Country

Geraldine Roman shakes hands with voters during a campaign trip to the town of Orani, Bataan province, north of Manila. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

"The message is clear," said Geraldine Roman. "Gender or sexual orientation is no hindrance to serving the country."

Interview: Jordan Clarkson Celebrates His Asian-American Roots Through Basketball

NBA player Jordan Clarkson spends his time interacting with the diverse Los Angeles community. (The Alliance for a Healthier Generation/Sarah M. Golonka)
Current Affairs

"As the only Filipino-American currently playing, I want to show that there are no limits to what you can achieve, as long as you work hard and put your heart into it."

Who Is Rodrigo Duterte? Introducing The Philippines' Irreverent New President

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during his first press conference since he claimed victory in the presidential election, at a restaurant in Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao on May 15, 2016. (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The 70-year-old former mayor of Davao City has raised eyebrows with his provocative remarks. But two experts at the U.S.-Philippines Society believe he's more pragmatic than he seems.