Current Affairs Video Gallery

This page features all video coverage of Asia Society New York's recent Current Affairs programming. Please note: Clicking on a video will send you to Asia Society's global video gallery.

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Hong Kong people are not asking for the moon, argues lawmaker Alvin Yeung, they are simply asking for what had been promised from the start.
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Hong Kong lawmakers Dennis Kwok and Alvin Yeung talk about protesters' concerns and Beijing's bluster over the possible use of force.
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Hong Kong Legislative Council members Dennis Kwok and Alvin Yeung share their insights into the profound political crisis shaking the territory.
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Winston Lord speaks with Orville Schell about his new book about the former secretary of state.
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U.S. Representatives Grace Meng and Andrew Kim share their unique experiences, perspectives, and lessons learned throughout their journey in politics.
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Anna Fifield discusses her new book with Daniel Russel.
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Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times discusses the role of human rights in contemporary China in the decades following the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.
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Discussing the Tiananmen Square massacre, author Zha Jianying and Arthur Ross Director Orville Schell debate whether China could ever learn to address its own atrocities.
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The writer and journalist recounts the "sense of innocence and solidarity" she witnessed among bystanders, even as people were being shot in front of their eyes.
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Witnesses reflect on the events that took place in the months leading up to the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square massacre — and how the Chinese government has been so effective at erasing history in the 30 years since that fateful day.
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A panel of experts discuss the implications of Narendra Modi's landslide victory.
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Yanan Wang defended her reporting on Xinjiang by saying that she always included the perspective of the Chinese government.
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The Rappler CEO and co-founder describes her persecution under President Rodrigo Duterte and reiterates her call for press freedom at the 2019 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia ceremony.
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Following speeches by Maria Ressa and Marcus Brauchli, Edward Wong moderates a conversation with Associated Press journalists and 2019 Osborn Elliott Prize winners Yanan Wang and Marjorie Miller.
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Diplomats, policy analysts, and national security reporters discuss the evolving relationship and present challenges facing U.S.-Pakistan relations.
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What are the implications for free speech and freedom of expression in increasingly right-wing and repressive regimes? MacArthur Fellow Ayesha Jalal discusses with distinguished scholar of religions Wendy Doniger.
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Panelists addressed the impact of Belt and Road Initiative development on Pakistan's environment and ecology. How will the country balance economic growth with environmental stewardship?
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Martin Lee, Nathan Law, and Mak Yin-Ting discuss the contentious relationship between Hong Kong and China.