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17 Predictions for Asia in 2017

The relationship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will be one to watch in 2017. (Thomas Peter/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski gazes into his crystal ball.

How China's Taiwan Strategy Is Backfiring

An activist holds sunflowers and wears a sticker of Taiwan's national flag on her face in support of student protesters occupying the parliament building in Taipei on March 21, 2014. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

An interview with Syaru Shirley Lin on her new book "Taiwan's China Dilemma."

Park Geun-hye Is Impeached: What's Next for South Korea?

Protesters carry an effigy of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye during a rally against Park in central Seoul on December 3, 2016. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The suspension of the unpopular president ushers in an uncertain period for the crucial U.S. ally in Asia.

PISA Results Show Need to Address Inequity in Education

Andreas Schleicher speaks at Asia Society in New York on December 8, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Education

“The good news is inequality is diminishing. ... The bad news is the remaining inequality makes much more of a difference for people.”

Shivshankar Menon: What China's Ambitions Mean for India

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the G20 Summit on September 4, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Policy

In an excerpt from his new book, the former Foreign Secretary of India explores the relationship between the world's two largest countries.

Our Picks From Around Asia: Philippine Drug Wars, Manhood in Cambodia, and More

Activists hold a candle light vigil for victims of the extra judicial killings in the drug war of the government in front of a church in Manila on September 16, 2016. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

Zao Wou-Ki in America

Installation view of “No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki,” co-organized by Asia Society and Colby College Museum of Art, on view at Asia Society Museum, New York, from September 9, 2016, through January 8, 2017. (Richard Goodbody)
Arts

How the painter's brief visit to the United States changed his life.

Wendy Cutler: 'China Is Likely To Fill the Vacuum' From U.S. TPP Exit

Wendy Cutler and Patrick Ziltener speaking at Asia Society Switzerland on December 6, 2016. (Niklas Stauffer)
Current Affairs

The veteran trade negotiator discusses TPP, the future of free trade, and globalization.

The Challenges in Bringing Global Education to China

Students in Guizhou, China. (Thomas Galvez/Flickr)
Current AffairsEducation

Educational psychologist Kit-Tai Hau discusses how China can bridge the rural-urban education divide, and where global competence falls amid a tough political environment.

Outgoing New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on TPP

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his resignation on Monday after eight years in office. (Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

John Key announced on Monday that he would step down as the country's leader in order to spend more time with his family.