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Rudd: China, US Need 'Shared View of How the Two Powers Should Coexist'

Mel Wright/Foreign Policy Association
Policy

In a Financial Times op-ed, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd proposes that a framework for managing points of contention can help the U.S.-China relationship through “this challenging period of China’s rise.”

Weekly Rewind: A Marathon in Pyongyang, A Gem-Encrusted Wedding in Brunei, and the World's Biggest Water Fight

Thai locals and foreigners take part in a city-wide water fight on April 15, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Interview: Nobel Laureate 'Scared' for Humanity as Earth's Climate Shifts

Professor Brian Schmidt, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. (TEDxSydney 2012/Enzo Amato)
Current AffairsSustainability

Astrophysicist Brian Schmidt, who appears on an Asia Society Hong Kong panel on April 22, says he's not sure if humanity has the discipline to confront climate change.

Watch: 90 Mesmerizing Seconds Floating Above Myanmar's Land of 2000 Temples

Hot air balloons fly over ancient temples in Bagan, Myanmar, at sunrise on November 25, 2014. (Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsMultimedia

Let the website Jungles in Paris take you on a breathtaking tour of the ancient city of Bagan, the world’s largest collection of religious structures.

#TBT: Schoolchildren (in Plaid Sport Coats) Visit an Asia Society Exhibition in 1975

Schoolchildren line up to view an Asia Society exhibition in 1975.
Arts

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: New York school kids visiting in 1975.

Photo of the Day: Sloping Green Tea Gardens in Sri Lanka

Tea pickers at work surrounded by vibrant green tea bushes in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka on April 4, 2015. (pasosypedales.blogspot.com/Flickr)
Multimedia

Tea pickers at work surrounded by vibrant green tea bushes in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka on April 4, 2015. (pasosypedales.blogspot.com/Flickr)

Video: Henry Paulson Discusses 'Certainty' of Financial Crisis in China and How to Manage it

Henry Paulson speaks at Asia Society New York.
Current AffairsPolicy

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary discusses how China should make its economy more open to competition in order to mitigate financial excesses.

Multimedia: Critics Laud Asia Society's Shwe Man Thabin Event as 'Rare Taste of Myanmar's Culture'

Members of Shwe Man Thabin perform at Asia Society New York on April 11, 2015. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

"Audience members lingered in their seats, dazed, even after the performers had bowed and waved goodbye," remarked the New York Times after a sold-out performance at Asia Society New York.

Photo of the Day: A Solitary Silhouette in the Philippines

A man is silhouetted against the stormy grey sky as he stands on his boat in the waters near Danao, Philippines on March 7, 2015. (ilya/Flickr)
Multimedia

A man is silhouetted against the stormy grey sky as he stands on his boat in the waters near Danao, Philippines on March 7, 2015. (ilya/Flickr)

Photos: The Mysterious Chinese Monkey That's 'as Endangered as the Panda'

A small family of snub-nosed monkeys. (Xi Zhinong)
Current Affairs

A new documentary focuses on a rare species of snub-nosed monkey from the secluded mountain forests of Southern China that until recently was barely known to the outside world.