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Photos: India and Pakistan Celebrate 70 Years of Independence

An Indian girl holds a flag during Independence Day celebrations in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on August 15, 2017. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

The two independent states were created this week in 1947.

'Gook' Director Justin Chon's Quest To Ignite Conversations

A still from Justin Chon's film Gook. (Birthday Soup Films LLC)
Arts

An interview with the actor, writer, and director whose new film explores Korean-black relations during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

The North Korea Crisis — What's Next?

 Kim Jong-Un (C) celebrates the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. (SPR/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Why negotiating with China may be the only viable option for the U.S.

17 Drone Photographs Reveal How Urbanization Has Changed China

The buildings of Shanghai (Charlie Xia)
ArtsMultimedia

The photographer Charlie Xia showcases a rare, unique perspective on China's landscape.

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.