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Asia Abridged Podcast: Will Change Come to China?

A vendor displays a souvenir with pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Left) and the late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong (Right) to visitors at the underpass outside the Great Hall of the People. (Feng Li/Getty)
Current Affairs

New York Times reporter Edward Wong discusses how he came to rethink his assumptions that Chinese are questioning the Communist Party's legitimacy.

Asia Abridged Podcast: 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Actress Constance Wu was cast to portray Rachel Chu, the protagonist in the upcoming film adaptation of the novel 'Crazy Rich Asians.' (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Author Kevin Kwan and director Jon Chu discuss why the upcoming film 'Crazy Rich Asians' is important for Asian Americans and for diversity in general. 

How Hukou Reform is Changing the Makeup of Chinese Factory Towns

A woman carries a girl in the Heiqiaocun migrant village in Beijing on February 15, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

A recent survey of Chinese factories suggests more migrant workers are bringing their children when they migrate, but they still face hardships.

Asia Abridged Podcast: North Korea Tests Trump

Rockets are displayed during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

Analysts look at the options for dealing with the nuclear crisis unfolding on the Korean peninsula.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Iran, Trump, and the Fate of the Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump speaks at a rally organized by the Tea Party Patriots against the Iran nuclear deal in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2015. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)<
Current Affairs

In this podcast short, analysts discuss the status of the Iran nuclear deal and how it has influenced American and Iranian politics.

Asia Abridged Podcast: India's Missing Women Workers

An Indian labourer works at a brick factory near Allahabad on April 30, 2017. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The award-winning journalist Ellen Barry explores why so many Indian women are dropping from the workforce. 

The Death of a Dissident: ChinaFile on Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident who died Thursday, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia in Oslo, Norway, in 2010. (Berit Roald/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Essays and reflections on the Nobel Peace laureate, who died Thursday at the age of 61.

Asia In-Depth Podcast: How North Korea Is Already Changing From the Inside

A group of North Korean teenagers clap as they watch a performance in Pyongyang. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

How a great famine gave birth to a young generation that's changing North Korea from the inside.

Does Trump's Presidency Mean Australia Needs a 'Plan B' — Toward China?

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull before their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on April 15, 2016. (Kenzaburo Fukuhama/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

A series of essays explores the increasingly crucial relationship between Canberra and Asia.

Growing Up Asian, Gay, and Religious

Jeff Chu reading at the Linen Building for Storyfort during Treefort Music Fest (Matthew Wordell)
Current Affairs

Jeff Chu: “I'm not just gay, I'm also Chinese. I'm not just Chinese, I'm also Christian.”